spam assassin with maildrop

Kenny Hitt kenny at
Sat Nov 22 13:53:59 EST 2003

Hi.  I can't help with the errors, but procmail just pipes the message
to spamassassin.  As far as I know, spamassassin doesn't call
procmail.  Just set up maildrop to send all mail through spamassassin.
After it's filtered, you can use the header info added by spamassasin to
sort it into folders or delete it.

On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 12:30:52PM -0600, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Hi all.
> I am in the process of setting up spam assassin 2.60. I have a few
> questions which the docs don't seem to answer as far as I can tell, so
> I hope that someone can help.
> I am installing spam assassin for personal use, and not system wide.
> 1. When I run "perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=~/sausr SYSCONFDIR=~/saetc", I
> get the following message:
> Warning: prerequisite HTML::Parser 3.24 not found.
> Since I am using the perl that comes with slack 9.0 (perl 5.8.0), I
> thought that this was already included.
> If it is already included, then should I worry about that message? If
> it isn't already included, can someone please tell me where to get it
> from?
> 2. When I run the script mentioned in question 1 above, I get asked:
> What email address or URL should be used in the suspected-spam report
> text for users who want more information on your filter installation?
> (In particular, ISPs should change this to a local Postmaster contact)
> default text: [the administrator of that system]
> Since I am setting this up again for personal use, and not system
> wide, I put in greg at as the address.
> Is this ok, or since I am the admin of, should I
> put in postmaster at instead?
> 3. Finally, it looks like the developers are trying to shove procmail
> down people's throats. However, I use maildrop for filtering, and not
> procmail. 
> Since I haven't been able to find where spam assassin gets configured
> to call the procmail program, can somebody using spam assassin with
> maildrop please tell me what I need to change?
> Thanks for any help in advance.
> Greg
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