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Date:      Mon, 26 Jan 2004 14:42:14 +0000
From:      "Robert  Woolley" <>
Subject:   Re: Spam Assassin?
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Though I've not actually used it myself, I did once look at the

I don't think you do actually need spamd, the normal way is to have
procmail run spamassassin directly as a perl script.

Spamc is a lightweight c-coded frontend that connects to spamd over a
socket; it eliminates the overhead of restarting perl for every mail, and
it also allow SA to run on a dedicated machine. The spamc/spamd
combination is really intended for high traffic mail systems.

I can't recall how you pass an email to the SA perl script, but google
should turn it up.

Robert  Woolley

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 08:23:51 -0500, "Clint Gilders"
<> said:
> Here's how I have spam assassin setup on my mail server.   I installed
> spam assassin using perl's CPAN module, so I'm not sure how different
> it is from the ports install.
> You need to have the spam assassin daemon (spamd) running.  I imagine
> the port installs a startup script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d .

> Eric F Crist wrote:
> > Ok folks,
> >
> > I'm very, very overwhelmed here.  I think it comes from trying to
> > setup too many things at once.  I have sendmail running (from base
> > install).  I need to get SpamAssassin and Procmail working, with
> > users having the ability to opt-out of the spam filtering.  I mainly
> > offer POP3 mail access (via qpopper) and I'm thinking of adding in
> > Squirrelmail support with IMAP.  I have a working mail/pop server and
> > everything is fine there.  The spam assassin port and procmail ports
> > have been through a make install clean and I haven't the foggiest
> > idea on how to get the two of them working together with sendmail.
> > Please help.
> >
> > TIA
> >
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