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This interface allows you to configure Apache SpamAssassin™ for your account. Apache SpamAssassin is an email utility that examines incoming email and tests for spam characteristics. It uses Bayesian spam filtering and network tests to screen incoming email. This results in an overall score that Apache SpamAssassin uses to determine whether it should discard a message.
For more information, visit the Apache SpamAssassin website.
If you experience trouble when you use BoxTrapper and Apache SpamAssassin together, contact your web hosting provider for more information about your server's configuration.
The Apache SpamAssassin interface displays the current status of the feature.
You cannot disable Apache SpamAssassin if your hosting provider enabled the Apache SpamAssassin™: Forced Global ON setting in WHM's Exim Configuration Manager interface ( Home >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Manager ) .
The Spam Auto-Delete feature automatically deletes messages that meet or exceed the spam score limit.
If you enable this feature and a message that is not spam meets or exceeds the defined score, you may lose that email. Make certain to properly configure Apache SpamAssassin before you use this feature.
Click Enable Spam Box to cause Exim to create a
spam folder the next time that you receive spam mail.
After you enable this feature, you can click Clear Spam Box to delete the messages in the Spam Box.
If you check your mail through a POP3 client, access and empty your Spam Box with the username
Click Configure Apache SpamAssassin™ to update Apache SpamAssassin's configuration.
Apache SpamAssassin may incorrectly tag some mail as non-spam messages. If these messages often come from specific addresses, you can blacklist them to ensure that Apache SpamAssassin tags their messages correctly.
To do this, enter the address in one of the blacklist_from text boxes.
To blacklist email addresses on multiple accounts, use the Exim System Filter File.
Apache SpamAssassin examines every email message for spam characteristics and assigns it an overall score.
Use the required_score text box to set the required score to mark a message as spam. The default setting is
5.0, which is aggressive. It is suitable for a single user, but ISPs should set the default to be more lenient (for example,
Apache SpamAssassin uses hundreds of tests, and you can assign scores to individual tests to configure Apache SpamAssassin for your server.
To do this, perform the following steps:
To review the default scores, run the following command on the command line:
grep -R score /var/lib/spamassassin/* |less
You must know which version of Apache SpamAssassin runs on your server. To check your version of Apache SpamAssassin, run the following command:
Enter individual test scores in the score text boxes in the following format:
"score" "TEST_NAME" "1 or 4 positive or negative numbers"
The following table indicates when Apache SpamAssassin uses each score.
|Score used||Bayes test||Network test|
For example, you could enter the following individual test score:
score INVALID_DATE 3.2 3.3 2.5 2.1
This example sets the scores that Apache SpamAssassin assigns to a message with an invalid date in its header.
In the example above,
3.2 is the first score,
3.3 is the second,
2.5 is the third, and
2.1 is the fourth. If you enter four numbers, as in the example, the score that Apache SpamAssassin uses depends on the Bayes and network tests that are enabled in your installation of Apache SpamAssassin.
Add email addresses that Apache SpamAssasin often blocks, but from which you wish to receive mail, to the Apache SpamAssasin whitelist.
To do this, enter the address in one of the whitelist_from text boxes.