Mailscanner + spamassassin +Razor + Pyzor + DCC

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Thu Mar 15 18:55:13 CET 2007

Glenn Steen wrote:
> On 15/03/07, Matt Kettler <mkettler at> wrote:
>> Scott Silva wrote:
>> > Matt Kettler spake the following on 3/14/2007 11:05 AM:
>> >> Nicolas Canepa wrote:
>> >>> Hi, I am using Mailscanner with spamassassin. For what i've read
>> you can
>> >>> define in Mailscanner.conf to use pyzor, razor and dcc, or tell
>> >>> spamassassin to use razor, pyzor and dcc in the file.
>> >> Em, no. you can define it in,
>> spam.assassin.prefs.conf, or
>> >>
>> >> You cannot define it in MailScanner.conf, which is a MailScanner
>> config file.
>> >> on the other hand is a spamassassin config file, and
>> lives in the
>> >> spamassassin site rules directory.
>> > Actually, is supposed to be a softlink to
>> > spamassassin.prefs.conf. If you have something else, you are
>> breaking the
>> > reason that this was done.
>> First, *I* am the reason that was done. So please don't tell me I'm
>> breaking the
>> reason it was done.
>> Second, I do acknowledge this is how it is by default later on in my
>> message.
>> IMHO, softlinking spamassassin.prefs.conf to is
>> counterproductive.
>> When I told Julian to move privileged settings to a .cf file, I meant
>> for him to
>> *MOVE* them.
>> That said, the softlinking is probably the only usable solution that
>> can be
>> automatically applied to existing installs. But the intent is not to
>> softlink
>> the two, that's a compromise to avoid breaking peoples systems.
>> Now you're all double-parsing the settings for no good reason. Which
>> isn't
>> terribly harmful, but it is pointless. You've also defeated all the
>> benefit of
>> having a spam.assassin.prefs.conf in the first place.
> Uh, correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAICR Jules removed the user-prefs
> setting entirely. So unless you have the link in place you will not
> get those settings spam.assassin.prefs.conf/ at all (and
> this would imply no "double-parsing" happening). One might say that
> the name spam.assassin.prefs.conf is a real mis-nomer now:-).

Actually, you appear to be right.

I guess he just linked it to support folks who are used to editing

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