Adoptable Cookbooks List

Looking for a cookbook to adopt? You can now see a list of cookbooks available for adoption!
List of Adoptable Cookbooks

Supermarket Belongs to the Community

Supermarket belongs to the community. While Chef has the responsibility to keep it running and be stewards of its functionality, what it does and how it works is driven by the community. The chef/supermarket repository will continue to be where development of the Supermarket application takes place. Come be part of shaping the direction of Supermarket by opening issues and pull requests or by joining us on the Chef Mailing List.

Select Badges

Select Supported Platforms


onddo-spamassassin (5) Versions 0.1.0

Installs and configures SpamAssassin, a mail filter software to identify spam.

cookbook 'onddo-spamassassin', '= 0.1.0'
cookbook 'onddo-spamassassin', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install onddo-spamassassin
knife supermarket download onddo-spamassassin
Quality -%


Installs and configures SpamAssassin, a mail filter software to identify spam.



This cookbook has been tested on the following platforms:

  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu

Let me know if you use it successfully on any other platform.


<table> <tr> <th>Attribute</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamc']['path']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin client binary path</td> <td><em>calculated</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['path']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin daemon binary path</td> <td><em>calculated</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['user']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin user</td> <td><code>"spamd"</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['group']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin group</td> <td><code>"spamd"</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['lib_path']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin group</td> <td><em>calculated</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['enabled']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin daemon enabler flag</td> <td><code>true</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['options']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin daemon option arguments</td> <td><code>[<br/>   "--create-prefs",<br/>   "--max-children 5",<br/>   "--helper-home-dir"<br/> ]</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['pidfile']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin daemon pid file</td> <td><code>"/var/run/"</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['spamd']['nice']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin daemon nice scheduling priority</td> <td><code>nil</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['rewrite_headers']</code></td> <td>An array of rewrite headers</td> <td><code>[<br/>   {<br/>     "Subject" => "[SPAM]"<br/>   }<br/> ]</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['report_safe']</code></td> <td>SpamAssassin report_safe enabler flag</td> <td><code>true</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['trusted_networks']</code></td> <td>Network or hosts that are considered trusted</td> <td><code>true</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['lock_method']</code></td> <td>File-locking method used to protect database files on-disk</td> <td><code>"flock"</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['required_score']</code></td> <td>Score required before a mail is considered spam</td> <td><code>5</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['use_bayes']</code></td> <td>Whether to use the naive-Bayesian-style classifier</td> <td><code>true</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['bayes_auto_learn']</code></td> <td>Whether SpamAssassin should automatically feed high-scoring mail</td> <td><code>true</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['bayes_ignore_headers']</code></td> <td>Headers ignored by the naive-Bayesian-style classifier</td> <td><code>[]</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td><code>node['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['plugins']</code></td> <td>A hash to configure SpamAssassin plugins (<a href="#plugin-example">see the example below</a>)</td> <td><code>[]</code></td> </tr> </table>

plugin example

node.default['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['plugins']['shortcircuit'] = [
    'USER_IN_WHITELIST' => 'on',
    'USER_IN_DEF_WHITELIST' => 'on',
    'USER_IN_ALL_SPAM_TO' => 'on',

    'USER_IN_BLACKLIST' => 'on',
    'USER_IN_BLACKLIST_TO' => 'on',

    'ALL_TRUSTED' => 'on',

    'BAYES_99' => 'spam',
    'BAYES_00' => 'ham'



Installs SpamAssassin client and Daemon.

Usage Examples

Including in a Cookbook Recipe

Running it from a recipe:

node.default['onddo-spamassassin']['conf']['required_score'] = 4 # is set to 5 by default
include_recipe 'onddo-spamassassin::default' # or include it in your run-list

Don't forget to include the onddo-spamassassin cookbook as a dependency in the metadata.

# metadata.rb

depends 'onddo-spamassassin'

Including in the Run List

Another alternative is to include the default recipe in your Run List.

  "name": "",
  "run_list": [



  • vagrant
  • berkshelf >= 1.4.0
  • test-kitchen >= 1.0.0.alpha
  • kitchen-vagrant >= 0.10.0

Running the tests

$ kitchen test
$ kitchen verify


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write you change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

License and Author

Author: Xabier de Zuazo (
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2013 Onddo Labs, SL. (
License: Apache License, Version 2.0

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

No quality metric results found