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    Default [SOLVED]How to update Spamassassin filters?


    I am tasked with seeing what it would take to update our spamassassin filters on our Zimbra server.
    "It's been letting through a lot of crap lately." says The Boss and I am unclear how to verify what he may be 'seeing' as 'crap'.
    Sorry for the language.

    Some facts about the host:
    This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    Linux cirrhus9b 2.6.16-xenU #14 SMP Wed Nov 23 08:48:06 EST 2011 i686 GNU/Linux

    zmcontrol -v status
    Release 5.0.18_GA_3011.UBUNTU8 UBUNTU8 FOSS edition

    What I seem to gather from cursory queries at google via "" is that sa-update is not included with this release and I could not find it.
    While I do have a /opt/zimbra/conf/spamassassin/sa-update-pubkey.txt

    No biggie. It seems that I can download new rules|filters from here... and this post suggests I can download them and use an include directive so I may stick them in a sub-directory of my choosing. And I am unsure how to do that exactly, or what edits to make.
    SpamAssassinRules - Spamassassin Wiki suggests that I can edit /opt/zimbra/conf/spamassassin/
    I found many versions of rules here...
    Can I arbitrarily pick any rule set to download?

    I am currently reviewing:
    Improving Anti-spam system - Zimbra :: Wiki
    CustomRulesets - Spamassassin Wiki
    SpamAssassinRules - Spamassassin Wiki
    WhereDoLocalSettingsGo - Spamassassin Wiki
    says "Type "man Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf" for details of what you can configure, and how to do it.
    However, perldoc is NOT installed.

    So, in summary:
    How can I as a root or zimbra user 'see' what my boss is calling 'crap'?
    How can I update my spamassassin rules|filters manually?
    Are they any key subjects here that I should be aware of?

    Thank you for your time.

    Not sure if it's a moderation issue or not but I hit reply to update this and it didn't update the post.
    So edit it is.

    Q: So is it ok to update manually by downloading all *.cf files from a channel and copy it to /opt/zimbra/conf/spamassassin ?
    A: Yes that is no problem at all ... just ensure the file permissions and ownership are correct.

    Thank you all for your time,

    Last edited by cirrhus9_JJ; 12-11-2012 at 07:53 AM. Reason: added solved to subject.

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