View Full Version : Reinstalling SpamAssassin

07-13-2004, 10:47 PM
Some one mentioned that they do not bother with the pre-installed spamassassin and just installed the new one. Well being fairly new with unix and or linux I am having some problems. I have downloaded the new version and followed the steps but can tell what is happening. I think I was getting errors but not sure. The directios seemed hard to follow so I didn't know if anyone had an easier way or better instructions.

07-14-2004, 01:30 AM
If you don't install the Westhost spamassassin (through Site Manager) then you will be missing the procmail rules that route the mail through SpamAssassin.

But, if you are new to Unix, then I strongly suggest that you don't mess around with this stuff. Use Westhost's very good tools like Site Manager and install the standard applications. You run a very real risk of ending up with no email, no server or no web site at all.


07-14-2004, 04:26 AM
Yes, I have played with things I wasn't supposed to and shut down everything before. I now use a test account that I do all this stuff with. If you say that the version of SpamAssassin that west host provides should work fine then I will continue to tweak that but I have been having a hard time getting some of the TESTS to work from: http://spamassassin.apache.org/tests.html
This is why I thought I needed to upgrade from version 2.52
Any pointers on tweaking?

07-14-2004, 02:22 PM
Well, if you wait a couple of weeks, there will be version 3 coming out...
But the thing is, take it slowly, play around with 2.52 a bit until you feel comfortable with it.
What do you mean that you are having difficulty getting the tests to work? Maybe if you tell us what is not working someone here can help out.

07-14-2004, 07:46 PM
Sure, I went to the test list and pulled out a few yet the don't seem to work. The only ones I have had success with are the ones that I have pulled out from looking at the individule emails that are spam but not being marked.

from the list: (don't seem to work)
score SEX_FEST 3
score FREE_PORN 3

pulled from email spam-tests: (These work)
score YOU_WON 3
score J_CHICKENPOX_19 3
score J_CHICKENPOX_44 3
score J_CHICKENPOX_46 3
score BAD_CREDIT 3

07-14-2004, 07:52 PM
My client keeps asking if there is a test to check spelling???
Is there and whould it even be posible because of html?

07-15-2004, 12:52 AM
If you want the largest collection of spamassassin rules in the known universe, you can take a look at:

You might find something there...