as requested here is the file
it says on boot and shutdown:
spamassassain mail filter daemon disabled see /etc/default/spamassassin
(i made a mistake in my first post I said 'not configured' i ment 'disabled' I think I need to change
ENABLED=0 to ENABLED=1 ?)
# Duncan Findlay
# WARNING: please read README.spamd before using.
# There may be security risks.
# Change to one to enable spamd
# See man spamd for possible options. The -d option is automatically added.
# SpamAssassin uses a preforking model, so be careful! You need to
# make sure --max-children is not set to anything higher than 5,
# unless you know what you're doing.
OPTIONS="--create-prefs --max-children 5 --helper-home-dir"
# Pid file
# Where should spamd write its PID to file? If you use the -u or
# --username option above, this needs to be writable by that user.
# Otherwise, the init script will not be able to shut spamd down.
# Set nice level of spamd
# Set to anything but 0 to enable the cron job to automatically update
# spamassassin's rules on a nightly basis