Does my frihost account allow me to specify my own SpamAssassin SARE rulesets?
If so, into which path should I place my rulesets?
I don't think you can do that, but I'm not 100% sure of it.
I don't intend this to sound catty, but I know it is possible as I do it on other hosts. It depends on whether or not you've enabled the serverwide setting.
I'll look up which files contain that information so we can help each other get the answers we need
The thing is, I didn't install it myself nor use it myself.
you didn't? That's a curious piece of trivia.. who did?
does this exist:
I'll assume from
that I can toss them in
and see what happens
|So where do you put your rules if not in /usr/share/spamassassin? Well, there's two places. And your choice of place depends on how your copy of SpamAssassin is set up, and what you want the rules to do:
/etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf is the place of choice for site-wide application of a rule. Rules placed here get applied no matter what user invokes SpamAssassin.
~/.spamassassin/user_prefs is best if you want to have a rule only run when a particular user runs SA. Bear in mind that this is the user that executes SA, not the user who the mail is addressed To:. If you run SA from a sendmail milter, the only user_prefs that will be used is the one for the user sendmail runs as (usually root). Even if you do have a site-wide configuration, user_prefs may be useful to you by allowing you to add rules to another user account's user_prefs and test them using the command line prior to adding them to your local.cf.
Note: if you use spamd, rules placed in user_prefs will be IGNORED by default. If you add the allow_user_rules option to your local.cf you can get spamd to honor them.
Is allow_user_rules set in your local.cf?
No, it isn't set in that file.
By the way, if you hire a server from a serious datacenter, they give you a working server with cpanel and other things already installed. I only had to install a few things myself.