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Old 09-19-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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Trying to set up qmail with Spamassassin

I have an email server running qmail on Mandrake 9, have SpamAssassin installed. I have been unable to get qmail to invoke SA thus far. Have tried the instructions that came with SA, but my service directory is empty, and I do not know how to perform the actions as described in the alternate directions (I do not know anything about the MAILQUEUE variable), I have tried unsuccesfully to implement changes to qmail-queue as decribed in various tutorials such as this one:
mv /var/qmail/bin/qmail-queue /var/qmail/bin/qmail-queue.orig

Create a new /var/qmail/bin/qmail-queue script that looks like this:

spamc -f | /var/qmail/bin/qmail-queue.orig
Most other tutorials are some minor variation on this. Attempting to do this simply causes qmail to stop processing new emails (in or out).

Any help is appreciated.
Old 09-20-2005, 09:42 PM   #2
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The best qmail/spamassassin integration in the world has a super newbie how to at

You may not want to rebuild the entire thing from scratch, but that site makes it so easy it is silly, but you may be able to tweak what you already have so that it is closer to the setup that site has, then you can get spamassassin to do its thing.



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