spamassassin - edgy
jdangler at atlantic.net
Fri Mar 30 02:11:43 BST 2007
On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 17:35 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> 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.]
A few were from the links that were sent as a reply to my first message
to the list dealing with this...
> 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
Got that enabled.
> $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.
Did that as well.
> 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.
(the page that I was reading regarding this was so that sa-learn had a
definitive list of messages that I knew were spam to start from...)
I don't have a special spamtrap address... all of this junk mail (I'm
getting about 5 to 600 a day at present) is coming through my personal,
primary email account...
I do have spamassassin running now, as well as spamd, so I'm going to
wait a bit and see if the flood begins to slow down...
> > 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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