Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

Apache SpamAssassin not updating ?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by WhiteDog, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. WhiteDog

    WhiteDog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    68
    I am getting more and more spam in the last few days, all receiving low scores by SpamAssassin. I went to investigate a bit and it turns out you can update spamassassin by running sa-update. This didn't help however.

    I went ot look in var/lib/spamassassin/3.002004/updates_spamassassin_org and it turns out all the rules have a timestamp of Jan 02 2010. so it seems my rules are 3 month old at the moment.

    I also notice that i can't reach updates.spamassassin.org nor spamassassin.org.

    So here are my questions:
    1. Do I need to change or update the default channel?
    2. Does anyone else have a similar problem?
    3. How are the SA rules in cPanel updated? Is sa-update run every day or do new rules come with a cPanel release?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Spiral

    Spiral BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    193
    As a matter of policy, I typically kill "Bayes" and "Auto Whitelisting" features in Spamassassin as these systems have a tendency to become heavily corrupted over time and will begin overriding spam scores with very low scores a lot of times allowing much spam to pass through.

    You will want to take a look a /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf

    Check out the information at SpamAssassin: Welcome to SpamAssassin
     
  3. WhiteDog

    WhiteDog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    68
    I took your advice and adjusted some settings. My auto-whitelist file was over 20 MB by the way.

    I'm still getting a lot of spam trough tough, i'll see how it goes.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice