Some .cf files not being used by SpamAssassin under MailScanner?

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Mon Sep 19 16:44:37 IST 2005

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Dhawal Doshy wrote:

> To avoid such situations in future, recommended (or debatable) method is
> softlinking your spam.assassin.prefs.conf to
> /etc/mail/spamassassin/ (or wherever your exists)


1) If you link it to it will be parsed twice when mailscanner runs.

If that's what you want to do, you'd be better off moving
spam.assasin.prefs.conf to and not having spam.assassin.prefs.conf at
all. Softlink your spam.assassin.prefs.conf to a user_prefs file, not a

2) in my case, if I'd softlinked it to, the problem still would have
been undetected. The problem was "fixed" by the content of root's user_prefs
file. It was not a problem in spam.assassin.prefs.conf itself, but the lack of
reading root's user_prefs that made the problem visible.

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