Think I found why SAREs rules weren't working.
campbell at cnpapers.com
Fri Nov 10 01:00:17 GMT 2006
OK, I feel a little blushy now, but this is what I found about why my SARE rule
sets weren't working.
A little background -
For some time, auto-learn hasn't been working. I noticed this a while back, but
just thought it might have been due to a great set of Bayes files.
I also noticed that the SARE rules were catching a lot (none, in fact), but just
noticed the "none" part today with the recent thread on "New SPAM emails recently".
I have both SARE adult and stocks in my /etc/mail/spamassassin folder.
When I would update the rules database for MailWatch from the Tools menu, they
showed up. When I ran Spamassassin Lint test from the same menu, nothing showed
up as a problem. The problem was I never noticed that a lot of the rules files
weren't showing up. I use a lot of Sendmail access table entries and was doing
pretty well without the rules.
So I was given a false sense of "rightness" until I ran into these "Hi" emails
and they weren't being trapped.
I soon discovered that the setting in MailScanner.conf, SpamAssassin Site Rules
Dir, was blank, apparently from a past update that I didn't catch. At one point,
this folder _was_ being used. After setting this to "/etc/mail/spamassassin",
all is well now. It must not use the default I thought it did.
AutoLearn even works now.
Hope this helps someone else.
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