Spamassassin and ClamAV - Where From?

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Tue Mar 27 15:03:19 CEST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Paul Hutchings
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 8:39 AM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Spamassassin and ClamAV - Where From?
> I now appear to have a working Mailscanner system that does what I want
> (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
> it
> makes life easier for me, so is there a specific reason or is it a bit
> of a "in the past X happened" issue?
> cheers,
> Paul


A lot of the problems with supplied SA and ClamAV rpms was related to the
fact the Red Hat ships old versions of SpamAssassin with the Operating
systems. I don't know what version is supplied with the SuSE rpms ao I
really can't comment on that.

I can tell you that Julian's ClamAV and SpamAssassin packages are very
complete, typically updated more quickly than SuSE or Red Hat's rpms and
also supply additional Perl modules that are useful to SpamAssassin and

I (almost) always install from rpms but I make an exception for Julian's
packages because they are very actually better than the rpms :)


Steve Swaney
steve at

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