Installing and configuring Spamassassin

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.

Upgrading spamassassain to version 3.4.0

The release of version 3.4.0 was announced on Feb 11 2014. There are a few optional dependeces while dependency on the following Perl modules were dropped: Net::Ident, IP::Country::Fast and IP::Country. In addition, if you want to install the optional module Geo::IP you have to install GeoIP (here is the package link for slackware users) as well.

Here is how to update quickly:

qmailctl stop
spamdctl stop
perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> o conf prerequisites_policy ask
cpan> force install Geo::IP IO::Socket::IP Net::Patricia NetAddr::IP
cpan> force install  Mail::SpamAssassin Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Razor2
cpan> quit
spamdctl start
qmailctl start

Spamassassin AutoWhiteListing and Bayesean (SQL)

I assume that you have a "spamassassin" DB and user as already done in the previous page.

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