Strange MailScanner --lint error

Mark Sapiro mark at
Fri Aug 14 21:40:01 UTC 2015

Bryan Laurila wrote:

That got rid of the error but can you shed some light into why that line
was commented out (assuming by default) and what uncommenting it will do
to the functionality of MailScanner?

I think the "Spamassassin Prefs File" setting has been disabled for some
time. The file is normally /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf or
whatever is symlinked from in the spamassassin config

If you set "Spamassassin Prefs File" in MailScanner's config, you get
the Unrecognised keyword error because doesn't recognize
it. If you uncomment the

#spamassassinprefsfile	/etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf

line in, Mailscanner allows the directive without
complaint, but it does nothing with the setting no matter what you set
it to.

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