Ok I'm working with this setup since the fedora 5 version. Also did the debian etch one, and the "full mail solution" also for debian etch. Combined lots of ideas from your tutotials and stuff. But with fedora 9 it just dont seam to work the spamassassin part. To make it simple, I'm running the fedora 8 setup with fedora 9 but no virtual setup, wich makes it even simplier. I did it with debian etch and its working like a charm. The problem seams to be amavisd-new not using spamassassin, but I cannot be sure of this. All I know are the facts - No X-spam header, ever! even setting $sa_tag_level_deflt = undef; or $sa_tag_level_deflt = 0.1; in /etc/amavisd/amavisd.conf and restarting everything. - changing this setting, works: $final_spam_destiny = D_PASS; - virus checking with clamav works - I use spamassassin directly in debug mode and the output to the screen SHOW HEADERS Code: spamassassin -D < /usr/share/doc/spamassassin-3.2.5/sample-spam.txt  dbg: check: is spam? score=1005.333 required=5  dbg: check: tests=DIGEST_MULTIPLE,GTUBE,NO_RECEIVED,NO_RELAYS,PYZOR_CHECK,RAZOR2_CF_RANGE_51_100,RAZOR2_CF_RANGE_E4_51_100,RAZOR2_CHECK  dbg: check: subtests=__CT,__CTE,__CT_TEXT_PLAIN,__GATED_THROUGH_RCVD_REMOVER,__HAS_MSGID,__HAS_SUBJECT,__MIME_VERSION,__MISSING_REF,__MSGID_OK_HOST,__NONEMPTY_BODY,__SANE_MSGID,__TOCC_EXISTS,__UNUSABLE_MSGID X-Spam-Flag: YES X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.5 (2008-06-10) on fedora.eden.blog.br X-Spam-Level: ************************************************** X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=1005.3 required=5.0 tests=DIGEST_MULTIPLE,GTUBE, However , if I use the mail system, in the command line or using a graphical mail client, it appears that spamassassin is not checked and it shows no headers: Code: Mail -s "test of spam message" $USER < /usr/share/doc/spamassassin-3.2.5/sample-spam.txt it is detected as spam in the log, I check the mail and there it is with no x-spam headers. Code: Return-Path: <[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected] So I'd like to know if falko tested this nice howto in fedora 9. maybe having the same issue cause no fedora 9 version howto around yet? you guys know any more tests I could do? again, In debian etch, I set $sa_tag_level_deflt = undef and all messages are tagged.