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  1. #11
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    yeah, sounds too good to be true

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    Thank you all again for your help and suggestions

    I have installed spamassassin on my Linuxbox and am using sendmail. Users on my Linux box still get spam . Is there anything I need to add to my sendmail.cf file or local.cf file in /etc/mail/spamassassin


    Thanks
    K

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    Have you set up procmail to filter the mails through spamassassin? If not, add this to your /etc/procmailrc:
    Code:
    :0fw
    |/usr/bin/spamassassin
    Please note, though, that spamassassin doesn't remove spam mails, it only tags them.

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    Hello Dolda2000

    Thanks for your quick response as ever .. I have this in my procmailrc. I am pasting the procmailrc file here for reference

    $ more procmailrc

    DROPPRIVS=yes
    # SpamAssassin sample procmailrc
    #
    # Pipe the mail through spamassassin (replace 'spamassassin' with 'spamc'
    # if you use the spamc/spamd combination)
    # The condition line ensures that only messages smaller than 250 kB
    # (250 * 1024 = 256000 bytes) are processed by SpamAssassin. Most spam
    # isn't bigger than a few k and working with big messages can bring
    # SpamAssassin to its knees.
    :0fw
    * <250000
    | spamc

    # Mails with a score of 15 or higher are almost certainly spam (with 0.05%
    # false positives according to rules/STATISTICS.txt). Let's put them in a
    # different mbox. (This one is optional.)
    #:0:
    #* ^X-Spam-Level: \*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*
    #almost-certainly-spam

    # All mail tagged as spam (eg. with a score higher than the set threshold)
    # is moved to "probably-spam".
    #:0:
    #* ^X-Spam-Status: Yes
    #probably-spam

    Also the daemon spamd is running.

    Still all the users keep getting SPAM. Can you please explain to me what I should be doing in order to prevent the users getting SPAM

    Thanks
    K

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    Could it be that you have a firewall blocking spamd (it's using TCP between spamc and spamd)? It's running on port 783, I believe.
    Have you tried running spamc manually to if that works?

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    Hello

    I have installed spamassassin as mentioned earlier.But till date am
    unable to prevent spam entering users' mailboxes.. I have configured
    /etc/procmailrc . The file I have already posted on the forum earlier.

    I am not sure if anything else needs to be done. I need a site wide
    configuration. I mean the spam for all the users should be marked
    and sent to some particular folder which I can later remove or can
    automate a cron job to do so once in 2 days but the SPAM is not
    getting captured. The clients use pop . Do I need to do anythng
    on the client side , I mean the mail application side (outlook or net
    scape )?

    How do I force all the SPAM coming to all users to go to a folder or
    say going to every users home directory in a particular folder ?

    I would like to know once spamassassin starts working what exactly
    does it do to SPAM ? I know it tags it based on some weights but
    what after that . Does it remove it or put the tagged SPAM in a folder
    IF so in which folder. Do we need to configure any such thing


    Any help is highly appreciated

    Thanks
    K

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    Hello all,

    The spamassassin is working now...I had to edit local.cf file and give the location of the SPAM folder in /etc/procmailrc


    Thanks
    K

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    I have spamassassin working for entire site..Still some users do get some spam. I tried the following

    Added a .procmailrc file as under to one of the users' home directory

    # Preliminaries
    SHELL=/usr/bin/sh # Bourne shell

    # Pipe the mail through spamassassin
    :0fw
    | spamc

    # All mail tagged as spam
    :0:
    * ^X-Spam-Status: Yes
    /tmp/xx/SPAM

    Isnt this correct.. I do not see anything in /tmp/xx
    DO I need to do anything else.. I mean for the site wide configuration it reads the file local.cf and performs a redirect of SPAM to /tmp/SPAM
    but for an idividual user this isnt working if i redirect the spam to /tmp/xx/SPAM

    Pls let me know if anyone knows what else needs to be done.

    Thanks in advance
    K

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    I don't know exactly what the problem is, but did you check your logs?

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