How to enable SpamAssassin on DirectAdmin


To enable Spamassassin on your server, you need to first need to install it. Once installed a few minor changes are needed in your /etc/exim.conf file.

1) Install spamd and spamc:

cd /usr/local/directadmin/scripts

2) Start the spamd: /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 5

3) In order to get exim to use the spamd program, you'll need to make some changes in your /etc/exim.conf. Change: # Spam Assassin
# driver = accept
# condition = "${if and { \
# {!def:h_X-Spam-Flag:} \
# {!eq {$received_protocol}{spam-scanned}} \
# {!eq {$received_protocol}{local}} \
# {exists{/home/${lookup{$domain}lsearch{/etc/virtual/domainowners}{$value}}/.spamassassin/user_prefs}} \
# {How to Upgrade SpamAssassin on DirectAdmin

First install INET6 libraries (which latest spamassassin will complain about):
# yum install INET6

Kill current spamd process:
# pkill -9 spamd

Go here and get updatescript and follow directions on how to install it:
[tools] update.script

# cd /usr/local/updatescript
# ./update.script UPDATEME

then install:
# ./update.script SPAMASSASSIN

if you get errors

try to restart spamd:

# killall -9 spamd
# /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 5

then/or ...

Try 'ps aux |grep spamd ' to see if it is not already running.

if you get: warn: server socket setup failed, retry 1: spamd: could not create INET socket on Address already in use
# netstat -apt | grep '783'

Tags: Server Linux DirectAdmin spam