spamassassinprefsfile Error

Robert Davison rob_27_preston at
Mon Feb 20 13:46:16 GMT 2006

what can I do now to fix this...can I run these scripts now ?

"Randal, Phil" <prandal at> wrote:      It's likely that after running upgrade_MailScanner_conf  you forgot to
  mv -f MailScanner.conf MailScanner.old
mv -f  MailScanner.conf

    SpamAssassin Prefs File = /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
  line in MailScanner.conf is now deprecated.

Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK 

  From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Robert Davison
Sent: 20 February 2006 13:26
To: mailscanner at
Subject: spamassassinprefsfile Error

  I'm getting the following error in my maillog.......
  Feb 20 12:04:26 as MailScanner[12190]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner version 4.50.15 starting... 
Feb 20 12:04:26 as MailScanner[12190]: Syntax error(s) in configuration file: 
Feb 20 12:04:26 as MailScanner[12190]: Unrecognised keyword "spamassassinprefsfile" at line 2078 
Feb 20 12:04:26 as MailScanner[12190]: Aborting due to syntax errors in /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf. 
Feb 20 12:04:28 as MailScanner[12190]: Enabling SpamAssassin auto-whitelist functionality... 
Feb 20 12:04:30 as MailScanner[12190]: Using locktype = flock 

  Its the unrecognised keyword bit that confusing me as my line 2078 in my MailScanner.conf is....
  SpamAssassin Prefs File = /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
  Is this meaning that there is something worng with my spamassassin conf file ? and no MailScanner.c! onf as the error is reporting ?
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