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Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin
Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin
How to setup Spamassassin

1: Use apt-get to install Spamassassin and spamc.
apt-get install spamassassin spamc
Add Spamassassin user

2: First add the group spams:
groupadd spamd

3: Then add the user spamd with the home irectory /var/log/spamassassin:
useradd -g spamd -s /bin/false -d /var/log/spamassassin spamd

4: then create the directory /var/log/spamassassin and change the ownership:
mkdir /var/log/spamassassin
chown spamd:spamd /var/log/spamassassin

Setting Up Spamassassin
5: Open the spamassassin config file using:
nano /etc/default/spamassassin

6: Setting up spamassassin
Find ENABLED=0 and change to ENABLED=1
Find CRON=0 and change to CRON=1
Find OPTIONS and change the line to
OPTIONS="--create-prefs --max-children 2 --username spamd \ -H ${SAHOME} -s ${SAHOME}spamd.log"
save and exit

7: Now create a variable named SAHOME with the Spamassassin home directory:

8: start spamassassin
service spamassassin start

Configuring Postfix

9: Open Postfix config file using:
nano /etc/postfix/

10: Find the the line
smtp    inet n     -     -     -     -     smtpd
add "-o content_filter=spamassassin" after smtpd

11 End of the file add:
spamassassin unix - n n - - pipe user=spamd argv=/usr/bin/spamc -f -e /usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -f ${sender} ${recipient}

12: restart postfix
service postfix restart

Configuring Spamassassin

13: Open the Spamassassin default rules file using:
nano /etc/spamassassin/

14 : make rules
change #rewrite_header Subject ***** SPAM ***** to
rewrite_header Subject [*** SPAM ***]
change required_score 5.0 to required_score 3.0
use_bayes from 0 to 1
bayes_auto_learn from 0 to 1

15: now restart spamassassin
service spamassassin restart
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Messages In This Thread
Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by Diablo925 - 07-18-2014, 07:35 AM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by ballen - 07-21-2014, 07:11 PM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by TumTum - 07-23-2014, 07:55 AM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by ballen - 02-02-2015, 10:44 PM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by Me.B - 02-02-2015, 11:16 PM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by ballen - 02-02-2015, 11:29 PM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by xanaul - 09-29-2015, 01:44 AM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by TGates - 10-30-2015, 05:01 AM
RE: Ubuntu :How to setup Spamassassin - by Bobses - 01-03-2016, 08:11 PM

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