Using spamassassin


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I want to use SpamAssassin for an outside project, but do not want to apply it to any of my hosting accounts. Is there some way I can have spamassassin installed, not as a service (dunno what that's called for *nix), but can still call the program (to get a spam rating..)?
I imagine you could run spamd on another port without telling your MTA about it, but then the question becomes what and how are you going to feed it in order to make it useful to you, and is this really something you want to experiment with on a production machine? If you're developing a completely separate application I'd probably say just go grab the Perl sources and use them directly--it's an open source project.