Global SpamAssassin rules have been introduced after the idea was introduced by a user in a previous blog posting.  Global preferences provide a convenient way to change default scoring for users, adjust the spam threshold, modify how spam is conveyed, and even include new tests.   For the eager few ready to dive right in, global preferences are stored under /etc/mail/spamassassin/global_prefs.   For everyone else, I advise reading the wiki on Spam Filtering – Global Preferences before making any changes.  Remember that these values may be overidden per-user.

In less exciting news, MySQL has been upgraded to 5.0.81 and Postfix from 2.5 to the new 2.6 branch.  Both are routine maintenance upgrades.

– Matt

New: Global SpamAssassin Preferences (and some software updates)