Spamassassin and ClamAV - Where From?

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at
Tue Mar 27 15:03:03 CEST 2007

Thanks, that makes sense.

I wasn't clear if it was that, or because some distro's maybe use
odd/incompatible options as the defaults.

If the MailScanner SA/Clam tarball compiles and builds RPMs anyway (i.e.
easy for me to handle) I guess there is little reason not to use it.

Paul Hutchings
Network Administrator, MIRA Ltd.
Tel: 44 (0)24 7635 5378, Fax: 44 (0)24 7635 8378
mailto:paul.hutchings at

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 27 March 2007 13:55
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Subject: Re: Spamassassin and ClamAV - Where From?

Hi Paul,

Paul Hutchings wrote:
> I now appear to have a working Mailscanner system that does what I
> (other than a little rulset tweaking).
> I've seen/heard talk of installing Spamassassin and ClamAV from the
> installer off the MailScanner site.
> My question is why?
> There are rpm's for both for OpenSuse (using 10.2) and being a newbie
> makes life easier for me, so is there a specific reason or is it a bit
> of a "in the past X happened" issue?

It's because most RPMs supplied by the OS are already out-of-date by the

time the OS actually ships.

The installer from the MailScanner web site simply grabs all the 
necessary packages and build the RPMs from source and installs and 
configures them for you.

Kind regards,

Steve Freegard
Development Director
Fort Systems Ltd.
UK Office
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