Jan 29, 2013

How to activate SpamAssassin in Sendmail?

How do I make sure SpamAssassin is running in Sendmail, and if it isn't how do I turn it on?

You might want to check out the SpamAssassin wiki:


"SpamAssassin is a mature, widely-deployed open source project that serves as a mail filter to identify Spam. SpamAssassin uses a variety of mechanisms including header and text analysis, Bayesian filtering, DNS blocklists, and collaborative filtering databases. SpamAssassin runs on a server, and filters spam before it reaches your mailbox. "

First, check that Procmail is installed as you MDA.

If so, at a console prompt enter:

service spamassassin status


If spamassassin is not running enter the command:

chkconfig --level 35 spamassassin on

Then restart spamassassin:

service spamassassin restart

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