spamassassin and cyrus?

Robby Russell rrussell at
Mon May 31 14:41:53 EDT 2004

gen2 typed this on 05/31/2004 10:19 AM:
> Hi all,
> I'm confused. Assembling email server (first time with fetchmail/cyrus/postfix 
> combination), and I can't figure out where Spamassassin fits (yes, I've 
> googled extensively and read all relevant mans >3x).
> Right now, Fetchmail is retrieving external POP mail and delivering it to 
> cyrus via LMTP (at least I THINK it is. It could be going to Postfix first -- 
> using LMTP transport between Fetchmail, postfix, and cyrus, so I'm not sure 
> who gets what 1st/last).
> SA is tagging outgoing mail, so it seems to work, but incoming mail (via 
> Fetchmail) isn't getting examined, apparently.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction? How does SA examine mail before it 
> hits cyrus/sieve, NOT using SMTP ?
> Thanks!

Spamassassin typically gets setup through procmailrc, which is what 
postfix typically calls before putting in the users mailbox spool.

edit /etc/procmailrc
add the following:

# send mail through SpamAssassin
:0 fw
* < 256000
| /usr/bin/spamc -f


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