Strange MailScanner --lint error

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Fri Oct 16 03:58:57 UTC 2015

Just a little clarification, if any is needed... Back in the days there was
a...  Contriversy... About using one user prefs file for setting things
that clearly should be in a .cf file... The symlink was suggested as a
workaround, and... It stuck. But for some versions, the setting was still
possible... And then removed.
At that time, and henceforth, the upgrade conf script would have removed
the setting altogether, something that was missed on Bryans system (script
simply not run, or not correctly:-)).

-- Glenn
Den 14 aug 2015 11:40 em skrev "Mark Sapiro" <mark at>:

> 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
> directory.
> 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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