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Upgrading to the latest version

Are you running one of the 2.x versions or older?

Are you running a 3.x version?

  • If you install using CPAN via CPAN.pm
     perl -MCPAN -e shell                    [as root]
    o conf prerequisites_policy ask
    install Mail::SpamAssassin
    quit
  • If you install using a Linux package installer:
     Debian unstable: apt-get install spamassassin
    Gentoo: emerge mail-filter/spamassassin
  • If you install manually, first download the new version. Then,
     [unzip/untar the archive]
    cd Mail-SpamAssassin-*
    perl Makefile.PL
    make
    make install                            [as root]