On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 at 19:43 -0400, tom@tacocat.net confabulated:

> OK, thanks.
> I'm not using spamassassin or spamd.
> I'm using Mail::SpamAssassin in a perl script.
> What does '-x' do for Mail::SpamAssassin?

Nothing being you are calling SA directly from perl.

You should set dont_copy_prefs to 1 in your call to:

$t = Mail::SpamAssassin->new();

Taken from:

If set to 1, the user preferences file will not be created if it
doesn't already exist. (default: 0)