SA-learn question...

Rob Morin rob at
Mon Nov 27 17:29:14 GMT 2006

Thanks for the info....

But what about my question regarding what user should run the sa-learn 
command, can i simply use root?

Since the bayes is all in one place....


Rob Morin
Dido InterNet Inc.
Montreal, Canada

Glenn Steen wrote:
> On 27/11/06, Rob Morin <rob at> wrote:
>> Ok i have been searching around looking to see which is the proper way
>> to use the SA-learn command, but it only made me more confused...
>> as if i run it as root it only learns for the user root? how do i make
>> it work for all incoming emails for all users?
>> I have uncommented and added the below to  my file... i am also
>> confused about which file to modify for SA related stuff
>> /opt/MailScanner/etc/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
>> or
>> /etc/mail/spamassassin/
>> as there are entries for the same thing in both files.???
>> Any help appreciated....
>> -------------
>> #   Use Bayesian classifier (default: 1)
>> #
>>  use_bayes 1
>> #   Bayesian classifier auto-learning (default: 1)
>> #
>>  bayes_auto_learn 1
>> bayes_auto_learn_threshold_nonspam       0.1
>> bayes_auto_learn_threshold_spam          6.0
> If you have a fairly modern MS, then you'll have a symbolic link from
> /etc/mail/spamassassin/ to spam.assass.prefs.conf ...
> Since this will come after ... it'll "win". Best is to only
> set them in one place, so choose one and stick with it:-).
> The name of spam.assassin.prefs.conf isn't quite correct anymore... It
> isn't a user preference file anymore... So one shouldn't specify it as
> such... SA will find it through the link.
> The reason for the shift was mainly because some non-prefs are set in
> it... And the added bonus of not needing to specify it anymore (not to
> mention making Matt K. happy:-).

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