Junk mail and spamassassin...

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sthompson, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. sthompson

    sthompson New Member

    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
     
  2. tycho

    tycho New Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2006
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's the output of
    Code:
    ls -la ~
    ?
     
  4. sthompson

    sthompson New Member

    The output of ls -la ~ is...

    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:~>
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2006
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    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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