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From Sarang Shrivastava <>
Subject Re: Newbie - Stuck on installation
Date Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:15:44 GMT
Thanx for your reply,

Actually the thing is I am a final year CSE student at NIT Allahabad,
India.  I am trying to add a new statistical plugin in SA. Till date it
only has a Bayesian classifier , I wanted to extend it a a bit further
which would include some machine learning algorithms like neural nets, SVMs
and other stuff.

So our college does has a intranet and a registered domain name (@ but they would not allow me to have access to it for my work
with SA.
So what i want to do basically is run SA on a bunch of spams and hams ( if
possible to get them from my gmail server  or i would download the online
dataset of SA itself ). This is what I require. So for this do I need to
mess up with postfix and stuff or not .?


On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 11:26 PM, Antony Stone <> wrote:

> On Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 18:49:41, Sarang Shrivastava wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > I was trying to install SA on my system for which i needed postfix to be
> > preinstalled on my system.
> >
> >
> > pamassassin-on-ubuntu-12-04
> >
> >
> > ostfix-on-ubuntu-12-04
> >
> >
> > with-digitalocean So here is the thing , in order to install postfix and
> > get it working i need to have a domain name and mail server, both of
> which
> > i don't have.
> If you have a network, then surely you have a domain name (even just a
> local
> one which you use internally, but isn't externally registered)?
> What hostnames do your computers have?
> Also, what do you mean by "you don't have a mail server"?  If you're
> setting
> up postfix, then that *is* your mail server...
> > Is there a work around so as to i can link my gmail to my laptop and
> > download mails from it and test them with the help of SA. or I could just
> > run SA on my system and feed mails to it from a dataset that i have
> > downloaded locally.
> You can certainly run SpamAssassin on a client machine instead of being
> linked
> to an MTA (eg: postfix), but what are you actually trying to achieve?
> Are you just investigating SA to see how well it can filter your email,
> and the
> ultimate objective (if you're happy with the results) would be to continue
> running it on that client machine, or are you trying to learn about SA in a
> small environment, with a view to setting it up on an mail server running
> postfix later?
> Regards,
> Antony.
> --
> It is also possible that putting the birds in a laboratory setting
> inadvertently renders them relatively incompetent.
>  - Daniel C Dennett
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> me.

*Sarang Shrivastava*
*Computer Science & Engineering*
*MNNIT Allahabad*

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