Spamassassin: autowhitelist hosed, can't clear it

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I’m running Spamassassin 3.0.2 on three user accounts. In one of those accounts, the autowhitelist has gone completely bugnuts with the result that most spam is assigned a negative score. (I should’ve turned it off in the first place.) At this point I just want the autowhitelist to go away completely for this user, but I’m afraid that if I try what I have in mind, I’ll break something.

First I tried running spamassassin --remove-from-whitelist but get an error:

Cannot open bayes databases /home/mongo/.spamassassin/bayes_* R/O: tie failed:Can I just kill the autowhitelist by deleting the auto-whitelist file in the .spamassin directory and then setting use_auto_whitelist 0 in user_prefs, or will this break things?