spamassassin - edgy

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Mar 30 00:35:15 UTC 2007

On 03/29/2007 12:04 PM, John Dangler wrote:
> I'm running evolution 2.8.1 and just installed spamassassin. I'm trying
> to read up on how to configure this, but i'm getting some conflicting
> instructions depending on which page i look up the information in.
> Does spamd have to be enabled?

[It would be helpful if you provided links to where you are referring to.]

Yes. When you installed it, it should have given you the following msg:

Setting up spamassassin (version #)
SpamAssassin Mail Filter Daemon: disabled, see /etc/default/spamassassin

You need to:

$gksu gedit /etc/default/spamassassin

And follow the directions; specifically: set Enabled to 1


$sudo /etc/init.d/spamassassin start

that will return:
Starting SpamAssassin Mail Filter Daemon: spamd.

Then go to Evo:

Uncheck the Bogofilter PI & make sure that the Spamassassin PI box is
checked. It you want to check against the preconfigured remote filters:
Edit|Preferences|Mail Preferences|Junk - check the following:
 Include remote tests.

I just installed (Feisty) and setup for a mail address that I use as a
spamtrap and I'm sure has spam waiting on the server (this one). I had 5
spams waiting & it automatically filtered 4 to the junk folder, the 5th
I marked as spam and it immediately was sent to the junk folder.

You do *not* need to create any special mail folders etc.

> Does spamc have to be installed?
> There's a page that says to look in mail->preferences, and tell evo to
> check for spam, but i don't see that option in 2.8.1 (but there is a
> check for junk, and a use remote for this as well)
> I also read a page that says to create a special mail folder and put
> some spam mail in it, then cd to that folder and run sa in it, but
> creating mail folders doesn't create sub directories
> in .evolution/mail/local.  It creates a collection of files.  Running
> sa-learn for spam in mail/local seems as though it would mark my entire
> mail tree as spam.
> Anyone have some input as to how to set this up?
> Thanks.

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