|To enable SpamAssassin on your server, you need to first need to install it. Once installed a few minor changes are needed in your /etc/exim.conf file.|
1) Before installing SpamAssassin, ensure have the perl/cpan requirements. This can be done in a few different way, I typically use cpan.
If you have never run cpan before, set cpan to follow prerequisites, to speed up the process:
cpan -i Archive::Tar Digest::SHA Net::DNS::Resolver::Programmable Mail::SPF IP::Country Net::Ident IO::Socket::INET6 Compress::Zlib Mail::DKIM LWP::UserAgent HTTP::Date Encode::Detect ExtUtils::MakeMaker NetAddr::IP Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Razor2 Razor2::Client::Agent IO::Socket::SSL DBI Sys::Syslogand then run the spam.sh again.
If it asks you:
Are you ready for manual configuration? [yes] nobe sure to type "no" and press enter. Only use "yes" if you really know what you're doing. The default options are going to be the most reliable.
Or, as an alternative to using cpan, CentOS boxes can use this:
yum -y install perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker perl-Digest-SHA perl-Net-DNS perl-NetAddr-IP perl-Archive-Tar perl-IO-Zlib perl-Digest-SHA perl-Mail-SPF perl-IP-Country perl-Razor2 perl-Net-Ident perl-IO-Socket-INET6 perl-IO-Socket-SSL perl-Mail-DKIM perl-DBI perl-Encode-Detect perl-HTML-Parser perl-HTML-Tagset perl-Time-HiRes perl-libwww-perl perl-Sys-Syslog
2) Use CustomBuild to install SpamAssassin:
If you have CustomBuild 2.0 you're done the install portion, skip to step 4.
3) If you're using CustomBuild 1.2, or have an older system, you'd just need to ensure that the spamcheck_director is enabled in the exim.conf.
For newer systems, this is done with a line in the exim.conf that looks like this:
.include_if_exists /etc/exim.spamassassin.confDelete the # character that's in front of it, and save. Then setup the exim.spamassassin.conf file:
wget -O /etc/exim.spamassassin.conf http://files.directadmin.com/services/exim.spamassassin.confand then restart exim.
For older systems, you might see a section that has #spamcheck_director. You could optionally uncomment this section, or just leave it commented and add the mentioned .include_if_exists line just before it.
4) Once setup, and exim is restarted, spamd should be running, confirm with:
[root@servercustombuild]# ps ax |grep spamd
If not, check /var/log/maillog for clues.
5) Now that SpamAssassin is setup and running, Users just need to enable it at their User Level -> SpamAssassin section to create their user_prefs file, and email scanning should begin.
Other related info
a) The global spamassassin config file is in /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf
b) If you run debian and are missing perl or some pm files, type:
apt-get install perl-base perl-modules
c)A issue from Dec 2012 is this error:
http: GET 3.3 request failed: 400 URL must be absolute: 400 URL must be absolute
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