Use MailScanner and Spamassassin spamd

Leah Kubik leah at
Tue Nov 21 18:09:27 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 21 November 2006 12:17, Matt Kettler wrote:
> Leah Kubik wrote:
> > I am wondering if it might be possible to run spamd on a server that is
> > running MailScanner and not have major issues?
> Why? it would be considerably slower.

The reason being so that people could use applications to talk to spamd over 
TCP from their mail clients to further manage their Bayesian filters...

> MailScanner uses SA at the API level (ie: Mail::SpamAssassin), and does so
> on a persistent basis, therefore it acts as it's own spamd. Calling an
> external process would be considerably slower.

I do understand that, but I don't believe that it's listening for outside 
requests the way that spamd does, therefore, the question of if it would be 
possible to both run MailScanner and to have a listening spamd.

One of my clients is asking if it would be possible to use some of the Outlook 
plugins for talking to spamd on the server, which is why I am trying to find 
out if it is just impossible, or maybe possible.

Leah Kubik : d416-585-9971x692 : d416-703-5977 : m416-559-6511
Frauerpower! Co. : : Toronto, ON Canada

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