Linux trick: enabling SpamAssassin

To enable SpamAssassin (as preconfigured in the standard RedHat 9.0 distribution) on a user by user basis, add the lines

:0fw: spamassassin.lock
| /usr/bin/spamassassin

to .procmailrc in your home directory (assuming that sendmail is configured to use procmail as the local delivery agent). The incoming spam should then be tagged (X-Spam-Flag: YES) and the subject line should be changed to include [SPAM]. Personal preferences can be found in .spamassassin.

A better strategy for large-scale deployment would be to replace /usr/bin/spamassassin above with /usr/bin/spamc (which might need the spamd daemon running). But we'll leave this for the future.

Nov 11, 2003

spamassassin (/linuxtricks)
2003-11-11, 21:57 [edit]

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