~root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist is huge -- but autowhitelist is not enabled...?

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at herffjones.com
Wed Jul 19 22:03:11 IST 2006

D'OH!  Nevermind -- found the comment next to this option in the new
config file:

# To disable whitelisting, you must set "use_auto_whitelist 0" in your 
# spam.assassin.prefs.conf file as well as set this to no.

Thanks, Julian, for adding that comment. :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Furnish, Trever G 
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:26 PM
> To: 'MailScanner discussion'
> Subject: ~root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist is huge -- but 
> autowhitelist is not enabled...?
> If SpamAssassin Auto Whitelist = no, shouldn't my system NOT 
> be creating ~root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist?
> My auto-whitelist file is 185MB, even though mailscanner's 
> configured not to use auto-whitelist (and spamassassin isn't 
> used by anything on this server other than mailscanner).
> MailScanner version is 4.38.9; spamassassin version is 3.0.2. 
>  I only noticed the huge auto-whitelist file as part of 
> preparing for upgrades to the latest versions of both.  I'm 
> just surprised to find it being used, since the mailscanner 
> setting is set to no.  (And yes, the file's recent, not just 
> an old file.)
> Am I misunderstanding?  Should that be in use?  Is this just 
> a bug in my software versions? 
> --
> Trever Furnish, tgfurnish at herffjones.com Herff Jones, Inc. 
> Unix / Network Administrator
> Phone: 317.612.3519
> Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Unix.

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