spamass-milter - milter for filtering mail through spamassassin

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: spamass-milter
Package version: 0.3.2
Package release: 1
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 114 B
Download size: 34.13 KB
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A milter used to filter mail through spamassassin (spamc) early in the delivery process. Enables site wide filtering through spamassassin without speed penalties incured by setting up and tearing down procmail processes for each e-mail. Will work with sendmail, postfix, or any other MTA which can use milters. - Administrator (or user) specified rejection threshold - User specific spamassassin settings - Header-only modification



    Source package: spamass-milter

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install spamass-milter deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install spamass-milter


    • /etc/default/spamass-milter
    • /etc/init.d/spamass-milter
    • /usr/sbin/spamass-milter
    • /usr/share/doc/spamass-milter/README.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/spamass-milter/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/spamass-milter/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/spamass-milter.1.gz


    2011-06-13 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release * No longer create home directory for spamass-milter; remove on purge if it exists (closes: #668717) * Use autotools-dev to update config.sub/config.guess (closes: #539791) * Include support for ipv6 (Thanks to Wilmer van der Gaast) (closes: #569483) * Add SMTP auth information to received header (Thanks to Knut Arne Bjørndal) (closes: #627989)

    2010-03-22 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-10) unstable; urgency=low * Fix zombies which were happening with -x. (closes: #575019)

    2009-03-11 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-9) unstable; urgency=high * Call restorecon on the socket and pidfile directories to make SELinux happy (thanks to Russell Coker) (closes: #518552) * Document how to make inet:9999@ work (closes: #519245) * Document that using the -x option requires being in the smmsp group (closes: #515158) * Deal with inet:999 sockets (closes: #514749) - handle them more sanely in the init script - document how to deal with them in README.Debian and /etc/spamass-milter/default * Use new popenenv function instead of open; fixes remote code exploit as the spamass-milter user when run using -x. (closes: #573228)

    2009-01-23 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-8) unstable; urgency=low * Update the documentation in README.Debian to indicate that a different path to the postfix socket may be required in chrooted postfix installs (closes: #496003) * Update milter_connect_macros_line (thanks to Marco d'Itri) * Fix the code to generate a sendmail-compatible header (thanks to Marco d'Itri) (closes: #510665). * Put Homepage in the proper location * Update standards version with only the above change

    2008-02-25 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-7) unstable; urgency=low * Add LSB options to init script (closes: #467145) * Add status init script command support

    2007-05-19 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-6) unstable; urgency=low * New version to allow building against libmilter1

    2007-02-26 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-5) unstable; urgency=low * Run spamass-milter as a new user, spamassmilter instead of nobody (closes: #411094) * Use --oknodo in stop so we don't fail when spamassmilter is not running (closes: #412524)

    2007-01-28 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-4) unstable; urgency=low * Flip the order of socket and piddir creation, because the default for sendmail has them in the same directory. [This was breaking new sendmail installs.]

    2007-01-01 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low * Use dirname instead of basename (closes: #391909) * Add RUNAS option to change the user that spamass-milter runs as. * Automatically detect postfix installs, and change the PID, SOCKET, and SOCKETMODE options accordingly (closes: #391789) Thanks to Zach Sadecki and Marco d'Itri for testing this fix.

    2006-04-05 - Don Armstrong <> spamass-milter (0.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * Create /var/run/sendmail if it doesn't already exist to allow for /var/run on a tmpfs (closes: #373812) * Stop depending on sendmail, and begin recommending sendmail or postfix (closes: #378460)