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SpamAssassin by Alistair McDonald

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Chapter 7. Configuration Files

SpamAssassin uses a number of configuration files and directories. These configuration files specify rules that are used by SpamAssassin to filter spam. The configuration files are distributed across various directories, which are different for standard, site-wide, and user-specific settings. In the following sections, we will discuss the configuration files associated with SpamAssassin.

Configuration Files

The configuration files for standard, site-wide, and user-specific settings are saved in different directories as follows:

  • Standard configuration settings are stored in /usr/share/spamassassin/
  • Site-wide customizations and settings are stored in /etc/mail/spamassassin/
  • User-specific settings are stored in ~/.spamassassin/ ...

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