MailScanner/SA Rules

Scott Silva ssilva at
Mon Nov 20 20:54:26 GMT 2006

Jim Coates spake the following on 11/20/2006 12:46 PM:
>>> Ok - I'm a little confused here.
>>> I was changing some scoring around for the RBL rules and searched 
>>> through the list here to discover something:
>>> I have been using a to set up custom rules.  They seem to 
>>> work just fine.  Then I went to edit the RBL scores and 
>> noticed that 
>>> changing them in didn't seem to do anything (yes - I 
>>> restarted).  I started checking through the list and came 
>> across some 
>>> postings that state that you shouldn't have a if you are 
>>> using MailScanner, but you should instead be using the 
>>> spam.assassin.prefs.conf
>> That's bad advice. In fact, from a SA perspective, you can't 
>> have rules in this file, only rescore and other 
>> non-administrative options.
>> That said, in modern versions of mailscanner, 
>> spam.assassin.prefs.conf is symlinked to, so 
>> it gets parsed the same as
>> I'd check around and set your site rules directory in 
>> MailScanner.conf instead.
> Matt - thanks.  So are you suggesting that is still the appropriate
> place to put custom SA rules (rather than spam.assassin.prefs.conf?

No. He stated that you should not put them there.


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