SURBL not working properly in MailScanner 4.35.9 - A FIX?

Alden Levy alden at
Wed Nov 10 01:29:49 GMT 2004

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> Hall, Douglas wrote:
>> I may be jumping into this a little late, but I also had a problem with
>> the init.pre file not being found, and therefore the URIBL and SPF rules
>> not working.
>> What fixed it for me was to put the init.pre file into
>> /opt/MailScanner/etc/mail/spamassassin, as this is defined as the
>> "SpamAssassin Local Rules Dir" in the mailscanner.conf.
>> A look at the module indicates (at least to my Perl
>> illiterate brain) that it checks this directory, if defined, before
>> /etc/mail/spamassassin, and if it exists, never bothers to check
>> /etc/mail/spamassassin for init.pre
>> Anyway, it all works for me now
>> -Douglas

Doshy, Dhawal wrote:
> By Toutatis, you are right..
> cd /usr/share/spamassassin/
> ln -s /etc/mail/spamassassin/init.pre .
> service MailScanner restart
> it works for me too..
> - dhawal
Brilliant!  Thank you!!!!! It solved my problem, as well.  Thanks for the
step by step, Dhawal.


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