Using spamassassin with procmail
Using Spamassassin when procmail is the mail delivery agent is extremely simple. Follow the steps outline below:
  1. Install spamassassin (easy, it's mostly perl). On gentoo this is achieved by typing
    emerge Mail-SpamAssassin
  2. Copy this file to ${HOME}/.procmailrc, after editing the first two lines to refer to your username/home directory.

Now all mail will be checked by spamassassin. Mail that is almost certainly spam will never reach your mailbox but it will be stored in ${HOME}/almost-certainly-spam. Similarly, messages that are probably spam end up in ${HOME}/probably-spam.

To handle messages that have not been properly handled by spamassassin, you can

Dirk Vermeir ( [Last modified: Sat Nov 1 11:30:15 MET 2003 ]