SpamAssassin is a computer program released under the Apache License 2.0 used for e-mail spam filtering based on content-matching rules.

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spamassassin fails start due to no rules, sa-update does nothing?

After upgrading my server to Debian Jessie, spamassassin no longer starts. Logs and such below: Invoke spamassassin using systemctl $ sudo systemctl status spamassassin ● spamassassin.service - ...
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Spamassassin always says ALL_TRUSTED

So I've got a mail relay (Postfix/amavis/SpamAssassin) running that seems far too lenient on spam and I'm trying to diagnose why. Some background: we provide internet service to hotels and similar ...
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cannot get Spamassassin to run on Centos 6

I've installed SpamAssassin twice, once using yum install spamassassin and once downloading the source from cpan. SpamAssassin, itself runs and reports itself as v3.4.1 running on Perl 5.22.0 but ...
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Update of SpamAssassin

We're running SA as a filter to Postfix and just completed an update (of SA) from 3.3.2 to 3.4.1. The spamassassin, spamd, and spamc executables have all been verified as the newer version. ...
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new .tech gTLD : risk of email blocking? [duplicate]

I am considering the purchase of a .tech domain for a legit business. However, I am concerned about the risk that anti spam programs will block my mails, just like it is (was?) done with .biz, ...
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check spamassassin DNSBL results

Is there a way to check the results of spamassassin on an email when it checks DNSBL? I see nothing in the maillog and nothing in the mail header. I do not know if it is actually querying the DNSBLs ...
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SpamAssassin not filtering well on Mac OS X Server

I am trying to deal with an increasing number of spam messages on a server I administer. We are using Mac OS X Server and have added the following RBL Servers to the blacklisting feature in ...
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Postfix, procmailrc, SpamAssassin letting some but not all spam messages through

I have postfix running on my server with a main.cf as follwos:- myorigin = $mydomain inet_interfaces = 213.229.80.33, 127.0.0.1 mydestination = 213.229.80.33, corunna.com, localhost, ...
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how to specify a partial domain in blacklist with SpamAssassin

is there a way to specify a partial domain in the spamassassin blacklist? I get spam from something like abc@something1.something2.xyz but I also get junk from abc@something3.xyz. if I specify @.xyz ...
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exim: How to reject spam mail depending on destination domain

Currently, I have exim set up to mark spam mail, and reject spam mail with high scores, using these ACL instructions in the acl_smtp_data ACL: warn condition = ${if ...
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Will spamassassin’s bayes filter work if learned spam mails have *SPAM* in the subject?

When my mail setup detects that a mail is spam, it puts *SPAM* in the subject. Now I want to improve my bayes filter by training it on my corpus of spam. If I feed these thousands of mails to ...
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Spamassassin: sa-update failed for unknown reasons, daily error, How to fix?

For a while now I'm getting the following error-mail sent to my root account on my server. This is a fail occurring every time on the daily spamassassin update. My setup followed the Ars Technica ...
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Determine if an e-mail contains a certain number of a specific character

I am hoping to write a SpamAssassin rule that will match if an e-mail contains over n of a specific character in the body of the message. Not necessarily continuous. So for example, if there were ...
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SpamAssassin with dovecot-antispam training

I'm trying to get dovecot-antispam working with SpamAssassin' sa-learn. This is my Dovecot configuration: antispam_backend = pipe antispam_trash = trash;Trash;Deleted Items; Deleted Messages ...
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Spamassassin rule to compare return-path and from fields

Recently I noticed a recurring pattern in some of the spams I get. The return-path and from headers always have the same structure. Let me explain with an example: Return-path: ...
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How to stop a loop I have introduced in a transitional postfix-spamassassin-dovecot setup

I am at the early stages of the steep email handling learning curve, gentleness appreciated :-). I have a setup with postfix and dovecot. I am trying to migrate my email server (domain example.com) ...
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Mails not being received. status=deferred (lost connection with 127.0.0.1

I have a MiaB box with about 30 email boxes. This errror pops up in /var/log/mail.err but with no other information. WARNING! Error in process_request eval block: /usr/sbin/spampd: write error ...
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E-mail sent from mobile version of Zimbra is marked as Spam

yesterday I sent an e-mail from my company e-mail account to another company account, using Zimbra webclient on my smartphone. Unfortunately it was marked as SPAM, so I got task to find out why. Here ...
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Sane Spam Strategy [closed]

Right now I'm using spamd to score spam and then procmail to put it in user's .Spam Maildir folder and then manually running sa-learn on .LearnAsSpam and .LearnAsHam and then also manually just ...
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SpamAssassin : main.cf score if test not passed / not defined

I can set scores influences for different test passed in main.cf for spamassassin. Like if I set this variable : score URIBL_BLOCKED (3.5) This means that if mail marked is URIBL_BLOCKED for ...
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Why does adding /etc/mailname prevent amavis from adding X-spam flags?

Whenever I restarted my amavis process I encountered the message: Starting amavisd: head: cannot open `/etc/mailname' for reading: No such file or directory amavisd-new. I decided to add an ...
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How to tell if razor is running?

I have a mailserver which is using amavis to do the spam testing (through spamassassin). Now I wanted to use razor and pyzor as well. I installed them and did the following: # su - amavis -s ...
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How to config user_prefs (SpamAssassin) individually per user in Redis DB?

I'm going to implement mail gateway with FreeBSD 10.1. So, I installed Postfix, Amavisd, Clamav, Spamassassin, Procmail (for filtering spam from maildir to spam folder), Bayes with Redis database. I ...
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Spamassassin filter based on destination domain

I am trying to configure my SpamAssassin (running in combo with amavisd) in order to lower the spam score limit assigned to emails directed to a specific domain (lower required_score only for incoming ...
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Spamassassin Systemd Error

I am getting an error when trying to start spamassassin (for my postfix server). I think this error might be related to systemd as it worked before I installed the patch (I think). I followed the ...
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SpamAssassin discards messages but it should not [closed]

On my email server I have configured SpamAssassin to do a header-rewrite and add "[SPAM]" to the subject of messages if they are identified as spam. The /etc/spamassassin/local.cfis: rewrite_header ...
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EXIM alloying in spme despite strict rules [duplicate]

Here is a copy of a header from a recent spam e-mail: Return-path: <Deals---Alert@headja.cricket> Envelope-to: user@domain.tld Delivery-date: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:58:51 +0400 Received: from ...
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relearn bayes autolearned spam when mails already processed by exchange

I'm using postfix with amavis and spamassassin to filter out spam before relaying everything to an exchange server. Regularly I got mails which weren't catched by spamassassin, even worse, they were ...
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Spamassassin RDNS_NONE matches, but there is a RDNS

I got a a little problem - spam assassin's RDNS_NONE-rule matches on my outgoing mails but there is a RDNS set for all hosts, that are in the delivery-chain. If I send an Email to ...
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Configuration of spamassassin on Fedora 21 with Postfix

I was unable to find any help anywhere on installing spamassassin on a modern Fedora system. All the advice out there is old and doesn't apply - so far as I found anyway. The official documentation ...
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Automatically rescan email with SpamAssassin after it has been received

For the past months, the amount of spam I've been receiving has been driving me crazy. Despite running SpamAssassin (with RBL checks) on my Exim4 mailserver, a lot of it has been finding its way to ...
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Spamassassin cannot write files to disk

I am running spamassassin on Ubuntu 14.04 as root. When I am calling any of the methods, such as Check or ReportSpam, I am also passing in another user that the check should be run as. However I get a ...
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Blocking spam with SpamAssassin [duplicate]

I have a server that runs websites and exim for e-mail. I've added countless RBLs including barracuda to try and cut back on incoming spam. However, they still keep coming in. The clients use ...
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Amavis spamassassin per-user configuration without using a database

Is it possible to configure amavisd-new to let a per-user configuration for spamassassin without using a DBMS? I have a home directory for each user and would like to store their SA preferences and ...
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Spamassassin is conflicting with postifx

I am trying to install spamassassin. But it seems to be conflicting with POSTFIX. When I restart spamassassin I get the following error code: /usr/sbin/postconf: fatal: file /etc/postfix/master.cf: ...
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How filter catchall email account based on recipient address [closed]

// Background info I am building a chrome plugin that forwards private messages from websites to your email and allows your email replies to be returned through the various sites private message ...
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amavis cronjob throwing an error out of nowhere

Can someone explain why amavis cronjob is suddenly trowing the following error? Cron <amavis@bee> test -e /usr/sbin/amavisd-new-cronjob && /usr/sbin/amavisd-new-cronjob sa-sync rules: ...
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How to redirect spam to a different email address (spamassassin/postfix)

I have setup postfix and spamassassin on Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to set it up such that if the score of a message is above 5.0, it goes to one email account on my mailserver. If it's less that ...
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Postfix configuration with Dovecot, MySQL, and SpamAssasin

I am relatively familiar with Debian and have been trying to setup a mail server with this tutorial. Now i have gone through all the comments provided on the website to try route out the problem but ...
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Installation of Razor failed on Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS, with SpamAssassin 3.3.2. I try to install Razor2 for SpamAssassin by following this tutorial. Razor version 1:2.85-4build1 is installed with the following command: ...
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Order emails from online shop not delivered due to SPF errors

I have my domain served by two servers with different IP addresses: one for main website and another for online shop. When a customer places an order, among other things, an email is being sent to an ...
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Spamassassin filter when local domain in return path from external sender

We've been noticing a significant amount of spam lately from external domains, but the message has a local domain name or email address in the return path header. Example, a spam message sent to ...
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Error Message from DnsResolver.pm after removing IPv6

After removing IPv6 (to get KVM working) from /etc/network/interfaces, I'm getting lately the following error: error creating a DNS resolver socket: Network is unreachable at ...
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SPF issue with SpamAssassin

I have an internal management app for a small company, written in Python and running on a Linode VPS, with which users can send occasional emails to their customers. The emails are quite ...
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What Does 'HELO_LH_HOME' Means In Spamassassin's result?

I'm trying to send emails from PHPMailer using php on my IIS server. But My emails are going to spam, So I've used spamassasin to detect what is wrong? and here is the result: pts rule name ...
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is there a way to discard all mail sent to a user

I started to get some spam mails to a unique user, and that user does not exist in our system. so I want that all mail for that nonexistent user gets discard. is this possible? [update] my ...
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URIBL_BLOCKED on Ubuntu 14.04 Server with working Dnsmasq

I've set up a small mail server which includes Spam Assassin. Everything seems to work great except one. SA docs suggest installing a caching DNS server to keep some RBLs from blocking the server over ...
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URIBL_BLOCKED despite caching nameserver

I run a mail server for two people, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I have Spamassassin running via Amavis/Postfix. In many messages, I am getting URIBL_BLOCKED in the X-Spam-Status headers, which indicates that ...
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Exim - block incoming mail from blacklisted IPS only

I would like to check for blacklists only for incoming e-mail. I have users who usually get dynamic IP's which are blacklisted so they are not able to send the e-mail if I turn the blacklist option ...
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Spamassassin DKIM DNS issue

Here is the setup where I encounter my issues : My computer has the IP 10.6.2.5. There is a DNS server ns.isp6.lab with the IP 10.6.2.4 (I can reach it). My computer has Postfix + Dovecot + ...