[Mimedefang] summary of site-wide bayes with SA 2.5 and MD?

Jason Englander jason at englanders.cc
Wed Feb 26 15:16:01 EST 2003

On Wed, 26 Feb 2003, Douglas J Hunley wrote:

> can someone post a summary of what needs to be done to get a site-wide bayes
> setup working with SA 2.5 and MD? I keep seeing little tidbits, but I'm not
> sure of the whole picture. thanks

If your MIMEDefang is running as user defang:

mkdir /var/spool/spamassassin
chown defang.root /var/spool/spamassassin
chmod 750 /var/spool/spamassassin

Put these two in /etc/mail/spamassassin/sa-mimedefang.cf:

bayes_path /var/spool/spamassassin/bayes
bayes_file_mode 0700

Reload MIMEDefang.

>From then on it should use autolearn to build the bayes db.  (SA score
of -2 or less = ham, SA score of 15 or more = spam)

If you want to use sa-learn, pass "-p
/etc/mail/spamassassin/sa-mimedefang.cf" to it when you run it.

To view what's going on in the bayes db, run "check_bayes_db
--dbpath=/var/spool/spamassassin/bayes" (check_bayes_db is under the SA
source tree in the tools directory)

That's all I did (that I can remember <g>).


Jason Englander <jason at englanders.cc>
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