SpamAssassin not working.

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Thu Aug 4 22:07:34 IST 2005

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Daniel Straka wrote:
> Good point Ugo, how can I tell it IS working?
> Matt...following is the command results. Things don't look quite right.
> [root at mail1 rules]# spamassassin -p
> /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf --lint
> Failed to parse line in SpamAssassin configuration, skipping:
> /etc/mail/spamassassin/


This is the same problem you had before. Re-read my 8/3 post under "Re:
Spamassassin always scores 0."


It looks like you've got the output of ls in a file somewhere that SA is parsing.

Read carefully. It's not complaining it can't parse the file
/etc/mail/spamassassin/, it's complaining that it found a line
containing that literal text in one of the configfiles!

Clearly no file SA parses should have "/etc/mail/spamassassin/" as a
text line in the file.

I'd venture to guess you've got garbage in /etc/mail/spamassassin/*.cf (SA will
read all .cf files in that directory)


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