[TAG] Fwd: Re: artical on Spam Assassin
ny at youngman.org.uk
Sat Jun 4 11:11:49 MSD 2005
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Subject: Re: artical on Spam Assassin
Date: Saturday 04 Jun 2005 06:25
From: Neil Youngman <ny at youngman.org.uk>
To: TAG <tag at lists.linuxgazette.net>
To: "Andrew Hughes" <ahughes at itsdynamic.com>
Cc: tag at linuxgazette.net
On Friday 03 Jun 2005 20:31, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> Good Afternoon Neil.
Good morning Andrew
> I am a very novice administrator, who has had a Spam Assassin box thrust
> at me recently. My knowledge is very limited with regards to linux and
> though I have been searching the web I have not been able to find out
> how to release quarantined email.
Hmm. Not much information to go on. A SpamAssassin box, eh? I assume we're
talking about a standard box with a mail server and SpamAssassin?
Which mailserver are you using? The interface to SpamAssassin can vary
according to the mailserver in use. What does the part of the configuration
for SpamAssassin look like?
Even the Linux distribution could be a clue? Do you know if it was installed
from your distribution's package manager or built from source to a local
configuration? If it was installed from the package manager, what packages
were used? If it was built locally how was it configured?
> I have found the mail, have even been able to discern the contents but
> not been able to figure out how to get it from there back into the queue
> for it to be delivered again.
Again not much information. The location you found it in could be a clue.
I assume that you're working from a command line and not a web interface?
> If you have a moment and could point me in the right direction I would
> very much appreciate it.
It's hard to give you much of a pointer without more clues.
Have you tried googling for SpamAssassin and quarantine? It throws up a lot,
but I don't have enough information to tell what might be relevant to you. It
could be narrowed down a lot by adding the name of your mailserver (e.g.
sendmail or exim).
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