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sthompson 25th December 2006 23:58

Junk mail and spamassassin...
 
Hello all,

OpenSuSE 10.1 both server and workstation. I use Evolution on
my Workstation.

I've had this problem twice before but never got a reply. My mail server
is postfix and courier but the problem is on my workstation (about 99%)
sure.

I'm getting more and more spam in my inbox that I've ever had before. I'm
running spammassassin on both my server and workstation but the problem
seemed to have started to happen after I backed up my email. Mabey it's
just a coincedance. Here is how I backed up my evolution email.


---------------------------------------
Shutdown evolution and gconftool-2:
$gconftool-2 --shutdown
$evolution --force-shutdown

Step 2:
Create an archive with the data and configuration files:
Note: To completely save the Evolution data and configuration, you need to save the following directories/files:

1. ~/.evolution/
2. ~/.gconf/apps/evolution/
3. ~/.gnome2_private/Evolution

The following command will take care of these
$cd
$tar -cvzf evolution-backup.tar.gz .evolution .gconf/apps/evolution .gnome2_private/Evolution

---------------------------------------

The above steps are copied from an article by Falko Timme.

Then after I backed up and opened up Evolution I started to get
all of my spam in my Inbox and very little in my Junk folder. Before that
all of the spam went into my junk folder. This is is why I say that there
is a problem on the workstation and not my mail server.

Thinking that it was a problem with Evoloution I uninstalled it and then
reinstalled it but the problem is still there.

I spent alot of time getting my workstation set up to my liking and I
don't want to reinstall the OS just to fix this problem.

spamd is running on both my mailserver
and workstation. I even stopped it and restarted it on both machines.

/etc/init.d/spamd restart

After that didn't work I used CPAN as such...

perl -MCPAN -e shell
install HTML::Parser
install Net::DNS (when prompted to enable tests, choose no)
install Digest::SHA1
perlinstall DB_File
Mail::SpamAssassin

The above steps are also copied from an article by Falko Timme

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Steve

tycho 26th December 2006 13:45

How did you implement spamassassin on your server?

By the way, since you encounterd the problem after changing evolution, I think it's safe to assume that spamassassin is disfunctional on both your server and your workstation. Evolution uses its own mechanism.

falko 26th December 2006 18:05

What's the output of
Code:

ls -la ~
?

sthompson 26th December 2006 19:19

The output of ls -la ~ is...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by falko
What's the output of ?

total 449
drwxr-xr-x 50 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:12 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2006-12-22 20:25 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 00:05 .ActiveState
drwxr-xr-x 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 22:42 .adobe
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 218 2006-12-23 23:07 AntiVir
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 62 2006-12-24 23:08 .aspell.en.prepl
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 22 2006-12-24 23:08 .aspell.en.pws
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 1075 2006-12-25 23:38 .bash_history
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 1177 2006-12-22 20:25 .bashrc
drwx------ 7 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:12 .beagle
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:25 bin
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 23:31 .BitchX
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 02:48 .camel_certs
drwx------ 5 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 04:55 .config
drwxr-xr-x 4 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 23:03 Desktop
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 24 2006-12-22 20:30 .dmrc
drwx------ 10 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 17:06 Documents
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 208 2006-12-22 20:25 .dvipsrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 1637 2006-12-22 20:25 .emacs
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 16 2006-12-22 20:30 .esd_auth
drwxr-xr-x 9 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 01:34 .evolution
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 1332 2006-12-22 20:25 .exrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 12179 2006-12-22 23:26 .face
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:25 .fonts
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 4097 2006-12-22 20:30 .fonts.cache-2
drwx------ 4 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:15 .gaim
drwx------ 6 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:12 .gconf
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:16 .gconfd
drwxr-xr-x 21 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-24 15:33 .gimp-2.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 416 2006-12-23 04:37 .glade2
drwxr-xr-x 4 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 02:50 .gnome
drwx------ 12 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 01:35 .gnome2
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 02:00 .gnome2_private
srwxr-xr-x 1 sthompson users 0 2006-12-25 22:20 .gnome-system-monitor.sthompson
drwx------ 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-24 23:41 .gnupg
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:12 .gstreamer-0.10
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 123 2006-12-22 20:30 .gtkrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 144 2006-12-22 20:30 .gtkrc-1.2-gnome2
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 163 2006-12-26 12:12 .ICEauthority
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 22:50 .icons
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 718 2006-12-24 19:43 index.html
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 861 2006-12-22 20:25 .inputrc
drwxrwxrwx 16 sthompson users 1296 2006-12-25 23:45 jupiter-nfs
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 164 2006-12-22 20:25 .kermrc
drwxr-xr-x 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 23:10 .komodo
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 35 2006-12-25 01:45 .lesshst
drwx------ 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-24 10:52 .local
drwx------ 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-24 17:03 .macromedia
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 3098 2006-12-22 21:12 .mailcap
drwx------ 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:30 .metacity
drwxr-xr-x 4 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 01:24 .mozilla
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 20:17 Music
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 6043 2006-12-22 20:25 .muttrc
drwxr-xr-x 4 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 21:08 .nautilus
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 03:03 News
drwx------ 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 02:30 .ooo-2.0
drwx------ 9 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 20:11 .opera
drwx------ 5 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 23:09 .pan
drwxr-xr-x 4 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 20:50 Photos
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 925 2006-12-22 20:25 .profile
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:25 public_html
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:48 .qt
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 35071 2006-12-23 04:11 .realplayerrc
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 25292 2006-12-26 12:16 .recently-used
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 2728 2006-12-24 15:44 .recently-used-apps
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:30 .skel
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:14 .spamassassin
drwxr-xr-x 5 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-24 15:40 .themes
drwx------ 5 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 20:48 .thumbnails
drwxr-xr-x 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:30 .tomboy
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 23:54 .Trash
drwx------ 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-23 01:37 .tsclient
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 311 2006-12-22 20:25 .urlview
drwxr-xr-x 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-11 16:04 vmware
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-25 20:22 .vmware
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-26 12:12 .wapi
-rw------- 1 sthompson users 118 2006-12-26 12:12 .Xauthority
drwx------ 3 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-24 15:06 .xchat2
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 7913 2006-12-22 20:25 .xcoralrc
drwxr-xr-x 2 sthompson users 4096 2006-12-22 20:25 .xemacs
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 1940 2006-12-22 20:25 .xim.template
-rwxr-xr-x 1 sthompson users 1365 2006-12-22 20:25 .xinitrc.template
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 3928 2006-12-26 12:16 .xsession-errors
-rw-r--r-- 1 sthompson users 119 2006-12-22 20:25 .xtalkrc
sthompson@mercury:~>

falko 27th December 2006 17:11

The permissions look fine.
What's the output of
Code:

ls -la ~/.evolution/
ls -la ~/.gconf/apps/evolution/
ls -la ~/.gnome2_private/Evolution

?


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