[unisog] SpamAssassin Rules Question

Adam D. Lopresto adam at pubcrawler.org
Mon May 3 20:48:41 GMT 2004

On Mon, 3 May 2004, Erik Ball wrote:

> What file(s) dictate the point values associated with a matching rule in
> SpamAssassin?

It depends on where it's installed, but it's usually in
/usr/share/spamassassin/50_scores.cf, but see below...

> I want to increase the point value associated with rules like

You don't want to change the provided files, because they get rewritten any
time you upgrade.  What you probably want to do instead is add your own local
changes to /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf, where they won't conflict.

> After doing this, can I issue: kill -HUP xxx to restart spamd and get
> the changes to take effect?

I don't believe so.  I think you have to really kill it and restart it again.
Adam Lopresto

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