freebsdrocks.net was started originally as nospam.mine.nu.
# mkdir /usr/local/etc/mail/spambackup
Now lets copy all the files that are in the /usr/local/etc/mail/spamassassin folder. We want to preserve the file history in this case.
# cd /usr/local/etc/mail/spambackup
# cp -Rp /usr/local/etc/mail/spamassassin/ /usr/local/etc/mail/spambackup
We will add rules that are no longer updated and then we will add a script to update additional rules. First we need to fetch the rules along with the cfupdates script:
# mkdir ~root/rules
# cd ~root/rules
# fetch http://freebsdrocks.net/qmail2/cfupdates2.tgz
# tar zxvf cfupdates2.tgz
# rm cfupdates2.tgz
Now lets copy over the non-updated rules to the spamassassin folder first:
# cp -Rp ~root/rules/*.cf /usr/local/etc/mail/spamassassin
# rm *.cf
Now you will want to copy the cfupdates to a bin folder. I keep mine in ~root/bin so lets use that. Feel free to use any path you choose.
# mkdir ~root/bin
# cp ~root/rules/cfupdates.sh ~root/bin
# cd ~root/bin
# chmod 755 cfupdates.sh
Here is my crontab entry to run at 3AM every day. It is not advised to run this script than any more than once in a 24 hour period.
0 3,15 * * * ~root/bin/cfupdates.sh > /dev/null 2>&1
If you are using bayes this script will also backup your bayes folder. Run the following first
# mkdir /usr/local/etc/mail/spambackup/.spamassassin
Uncomment the two bayes sections in cfupdates.sh
You can also add your own rules. I provided stock.cf as an example. Take a look at the following:
body WEEKLY_STOCK_SPAMS /\bWeekly Stock Report\b/i
score WEEKLY_STOCK_SPAMS 10.0
describe WEEKLY_STOCK_SPAMS This is a Stock Spam
The first section you need to give a description which is part of the score and describe. This needs to be the same in all 3 sections. The next part in the body /\bWeekly Stock Report\b/i
is what you want to "tag" for spamassassin to see.
The score is what you need to determine. If you're using sa-delete please take this into account.
The last section is just the description of the rule. That's all there is to scoring a message.
You can also additional rules from the /usr/ports/mail/spamass-rules port. Just run make installl clean.
More rules are located here: http://spameatingmonkey.com/usage.html
Special thanks to Steve Donohue