Upgrade Spamassassin

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by DaleHutch, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. DaleHutch

    DaleHutch Member


    I have a Ubuntu 9.10 Mail server up and running thanks to Falko!

    It is configured for virtual users and domains. Everything seems to work fine.

    I noticed over the past few days that I have been getting a more and more spam e-mails that are getting through SpamAssassin. I looked over the server and discovered I was running SA 3.2.5. The latest version I think is 3.3.14? Is there any benefits to upgrading SpamAssassin? If so... Can someone post an easy upgrade HowTo? Sorry.... n00b here.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Try to update it with
    aptitude install spamassassin
    If there's a newer version, it will be installed.
  3. DaleHutch

    DaleHutch Member

    Thank You Falko!

    I tried your suggestion.

    Looks like there isn't an update yet in Ubuntu's repositories.

    Nothing was upgraded.

    Thanks again!
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You could try to manually install the latest SpamAssassin version, but I wouldn't do it - I'd wait for an update from the Ubuntu repositories.
    Do you have the sa-update dron job in your crontab to download the latest SpamAssassin rules?
  5. DaleHutch

    DaleHutch Member

    I was thinking about that but decided not to probably for the same reasons.

    I'll wait for it to come through the repositories.

    Yes, I have a CRON job. I followed your "How to" and everything is working great. I just have been getting a lot of SPAM from a ".ru" domain all of a sudden.

  6. koressak

    koressak New Member

    I had set up the same system, falko in his tutorial described, but after a few sa-updates i did not see any results.

    After a few hours of digging, I found out, that all sa updates went to the root home directory, just for root himself and the system did not even know about that.

    I had to add these lines to the /etc/spamassassin/local.cf
    bayes_path path_to_your_spamassassin_db
    bayes_file_mode 0777

    Maybe it will help.
  7. DaleHutch

    DaleHutch Member

    I will try adding those lines to the file.

    I'm getting hammered by .RU addresses.....


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