SpamAssassin Options

For WHM version 11.40

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With this set of options, you can configure SpamAssassin™ to suit your server’s needs.

SpamAssassin is a spam detection and blocking program which examines the content of an email message and assigns it an overall score. The score is based on the number of spam-related traits that SpamAssassin finds in the message. If the message’s score exceeds a predefined limit, SpanAssassin discards it as spam. For more information, visit the SpamAssassin documentation.

To set SpamAssassin Options:

  1. Click the SpamAssassin Options tab.
  2. Click the appropriate button or enter a value in the text box.
  3. Click Save.

note Note: Any changes made to SpamAssassin's configuration may require you to run /usr/bin/sa-compile before they take effect:

Available options

Old Style Spam System

This option allows you to use the deprecated transport-based Spam System instead of the new ACL-style SpamAssassin.

note Note: The deprecated spam system is not recommended because it operates slowly.

SpamAssassin: Forced Global ON

This option allows you to turn on SpamAssassin for all accounts on the server without an option for the users to disable it.

SpamAssassin: message size threshold to scan

This option allows you to set the maximum size (in kilobytes) of messages that SpamAssassin will scan. It is generally inefficient to scan large messages because spam messages are typically small (1-4 kB).

Scan outgoing messages for spam and reject based on SpamAssassin internal spam_score setting

This option allows SpamAssassin to scan and reject messages sent to non-local domains which have a higher spam score than SpamAssasin's internal spam_score setting of 5.

This option is disabled by default. To enable this option, select the On button.

note Note: SpamAssassin will not scan messages that have been forwarded to remote email addresses.

Scan outgoing messages for spam and reject based on defined SpamAssassin score

This option allows you to set the spam_score threshold that SpamAssassin will use to determine when it will reject messages sent to non-local domains.

This option is disabled by default. To enable this option:

  1. Select the button next to the empty field.
  2. Enter a number that SpamAssassin will use as a minimum score to determine if mail is spam.
    • The number you enter must be between 0.1 and 99.9. The number can use up to two decimal places.
  3. Click Save.

note Note: SpamAssassin will not scan messages that have been forwarded to remote email addresses.

Topic revision: r12 - 23 May 2013 - 16:02:01 - Main.GeorgeAlpizar