SpamAssassin Installation [How Best/Recommended]

Mike's List mikelist at
Wed Oct 5 21:30:51 IST 2011

Hi Group,

I finished reading mailscanner-manual-version-1.0.1.pdf (dated 2004).
In the manual, installation of SpamAssassin is via tar, make, etc.
However, you can also install SA in perl-CPAN or that of
script/package downloaded from (not attractive due
to an older version of ClamAV and SA, for SA 3.3.1 vs 3.3.2, not bad).

My question:

What is the recommended way of installing SA so that SA can play nice
with MailScanner and all its configurations tie together, etc.?

Follow-up: If I installed using the SA/ClamAV package from MailScanner,
can I installed ClamAV via rpm then run the script to install SA only?
(install script complaint that the version of ClamAV is about to be

All inputs are welcome.  Thank you.


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