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@example.com> X-Original-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Delivered-To: email@example.com Received: from localhost (unknown [127.0.0.1]) by fedora.eden.blog.br (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4FA772DB53 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tue, 15 Jul 2008 08:40:09 +0000 (UTC) Received: from fedora.eden.blog.br ([127.0.0.1]) by localhost (fedora.eden.blog.br [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id MGaZzlu-G2io for <email@example.com>; Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:40:09 -0300 (BRT) Received: by fedora.eden.blog.br (Postfix, from userid 0) id 299C22DB4E; Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:40:09 -0300 (BRT) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: test of spam message Message-Id: <20080715084009.299C22DB4E@fedora.eden.blog.br> Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:40:09 -0300 (BRT) From: email@example.com (root) Subject: Test spam mail (GTUBE) Message-ID: <GTUBE1.firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 23:30:00 +0200 From: Sender <email@example.com> To: Recipient <firstname.lastname@example.org> Precedence: junk MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit This is the GTUBE, the Generic Test for Unsolicited Bulk Email If your spam filter supports it, the GTUBE provides a test by which you can verify that the filter is installed correctly and is detecting incoming spam. You can send yourself a test mail containing the following string of characters (in upper case and with no white spaces and line breaks): XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X You should send this test mail from an account outside of your network. 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.