Modifying SpamAssassin scores when using MailScanner

Tony Stocker akostocker at
Thu Jul 20 16:23:13 IST 2006


Thanks, so basically I would just add an entry that follows the same
format as I would use in, correct?  In other words I would
just add a line to spam.assassin.prefs.conf that looks like:


Is that correct?

Also, a related question - I'm using Postfix, and my SA bayes
directory seems to be
/var/spool/MailScanner/spamassassin/.  Now the 'postfix' user is a
nologin account, and the home directory is slightly different.  When I
use `sa-learn` to try to train the SA bayes database from root, the
files get created in /root/.spamassassin.  I want to train the
system-wide entries, thus applying to all users, in the
/var/spool/MailScanner/spamassassin/ directory.  How can I do this?

Thanks for the help, by the way the book has been very helpful for
most situations!


On 7/20/06, Julian Field <MailScanner at> wrote:
> On 20 Jul 2006, at 15:04, Tony Stocker wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I know that MailScanner moves some of the SA configuration into it so
> > before I go mucking around with files I want to make sure that I'm
> > mucking around with the RIGHT files.
> >
> > Basically I want to raise the score assigned to spam.  For instance
> > the default value for "INVESTMENT_ADVICE" is 2.960 and I want to raise
> > this.  Now the header comments for
> > /usr/share/spamassassin/ says not to directly modify that
> > file, but rather to modify /etc/mail/spamassassin/
> >
> > Is this still true when using MailScanner?  Or is there a place in MS
> > that I should be making these custom scoring tweaks?
> /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
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