Another Bayes question/issue

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Wed Aug 30 19:39:17 IST 2006

Jason Williams wrote:
> I've been following the Bayes thread recently and I too have been having
> problems with bayes. I just haven't had time to work on it. :/
> I'm running FreeBSD 6, with postfix + mailscanner.
> I'm going to guess I have a permissions issue, but I get a few odd
> things when I run --lint even when specifiying -p to my
> spam-assassin.prefs.conf
> Here they are:
> [97841] warn: config: SpamAssassin failed to parse line,
> "/var/spool/MailScanner/spamassassin/" is not valid for "bayes_path",
> skipping: bayes_path /var/spool/MailScanner/spamassassin/
> Is there a valid "bayes_path"?

Yes.. if you read the docs VERY closely, you'll learn that bayes_path cannot be
just a directory. It is a directory PLUS a partial filename.


bayes_path /var/spool/MailScanner/spamassassin/bayes

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