spamassassin and amavisd with stock sendmail

Derek Ragona derek at
Fri Apr 11 20:49:33 UTC 2008

At 12:12 PM 4/11/2008, Eric Melville wrote:
>I've got a very plain and standard sendmail configuration running on a
>machine as a primary mail exchanger. After years of running without any
>kind of automated spam filtering, it's just gotten too poor and I have
>to turn to rejecting mail.
>I installed the spamassassin and new-amavisd port, set the basic
>configuration options, turned them on, and it doesn't seem to do anything.
>My "test" has been to tell it to tag messages even with a threshold of
>zero, and nothing is ever tagged.
>Has anyone got a walk through or good document on getting these tools
>running on FreeBSD with the system's base sendmail installation? I've
>tried web searching and my usual FreeBSD documentation sites with no
>luck so far.

I use sendmail with clam for av and spamassasin.  You should also have 
mailscanner installed as well.

You need to make setting changes in your MailScanner.conf  file located in 

In this file are setting for how spam is dealt with.
Look for the setting:
High Scoring Spam Actions =

You will probably want to set that to delete.

Also go through all the setting in this file.

Once you have mailscanner running you should see subjects changed and also 
a footer added to each email.


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