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Re: SARE and RulesDuJour still relevant

From: Jason Bertoch <jason_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jan 14 2011 - 13:38:03 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On 2011/01/14 7:28 AM, James Lay wrote:
> Hey All!
>
> Been a while since I did a full blown install of SpamAssassin, and as
> I'm looking at my old setup, I see a fair amount of changes. I have the
> SARE rules as well as RulesDuJour running, but noticed that on a fresh
> install of SA, after doing an sa-update, there are very few rules files
> (the bulk of which are in /var/lib/spamassassin/3.003001/). Have rules
> been optimized or something? Should I copy over all the SARE rules and
> setup RulesDuJour to update, or leave as is? Thanks for the input.
>
> James

Since SA 3.3, rules are no longer included in the tarball. You are
expected to run sa-update after installation to get the latest ruleset,
which you've obviously done. There is no need to copy anything after
that point. RulesDuJour is deprecated in favor of sa-update and custom
channels. Worthwhile SARE rules were pulled into stock SA and are no
longer being updated.

Be careful when looking for additional channels due to outdated info
still lurking about. I use SOUGHT, others find KHOP useful and there
may be a couple of others. The OpenProtect channels should not be used.
  Check the list archives for recent posts on the matter.

-- /Jason