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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Exim + Spamassassin, automatically throttle spammy IP addresses

I am watching my email gateway blackhole spam messages using spamassassin - anything over a specific score. Right now, it is dropping around 3 per second. This is great, but I would prefer the spam ...
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Spamassassin is running but terminal showing “command not found”

I'm running CentOS 6 with cPanel and Exim. Spamassassin headers are showing up in email but I can't use spamassassin commands in terminal. # spamassassin -bash: spamassassin: command not found # ...
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How do I exclude higher MX IP from SpamAssassin?

... higher priority mail exchange relays some emails to lower priority mail exchange and triggers following w/ SpamAssassin. * -1.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_LOW RBL: Sender listed at http://www.dnswl.org/, low ...
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Postfix w/ content filter to spamassassin sends copies of email

tcpdumping the spamassassin return (port 10026) shows that the MAILER-DAEMON and debian-spamd is present: MAIL FROM:<debian-spamd@relay.company.com> SIZE=663 250 2.1.0 Ok RCPT ...
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Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 message content rejected

A sender from France is trying to send an email to us. Unfortunately his email is being rejected with the message below. I suspect there are some weird characters in the mail content but how can I ...
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Spamassassin checks for first attachment only?

How to block zip attachments containing virus, cpanel. I'm making understanding how spamassassin works. I changed Antivirus.pm plugin so it also checks for zip & other compression format. I ...
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qmail limit number of emails sent by user or domain per hour

I'm hosting a mail server for a couple different domains. Recently, the password of one of the users was guessed/hacked and the account was used to send out a couple hundred thousand messages before ...
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Spamassassin failing to parse config line with user_scores_custom_query rule

I'm trying to setup spamassassin per user config files via MySQL, and I get this error: Sep 8 12:09:13.668 [12307] warn: config: failed to parse line, skipping, in "/etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf": ...
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Spamassassin: store bayes per user in mysql (with amavis)

I use postfix (mysql virtual users) + amavis + spamassassin and configured spamassassin to use mysql for storing the bayes data: use_bayes 1 bayes_auto_learn 1 ...
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plesk qmail spamassassin scan outbound email

We have a dedicated server running Plesk 9.5.4 (yes I know that's old) with Qmail as the MTA and Spamassassin and Spamdyke installed. Spamdyke works a treat for blocking inbound mail based on rDNS ...
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Spamassassin: Where quarantined files goes?

I searched a little bit and don't found anything related :( I need to know where spamassassing send the quarantined files since I need check some data on them. Any help appreciated. OS: Ubuntu ...
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Spamassassin plugins working in terminal test but not in practice

When I run a spamassassin test from terminal i.e. : # spamassassin -t -D < message.txt The plugins produce hits and spamsassassin correctly marks the hits. When mail comes through to the ...
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Using Spam Assassin as email proxy

I'm looking to setup a Spam Filter Proxy for my clients, not too many mind you, and have it as transparent as possible. I read about SAVASM and Spam Vigilante, and while they are perfect I guess for ...
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Using razor2 with spamassassin

I have installed and configured razor2 according to official doc including editing the v310.pre config file in spamassassin folder. I ran both of the following commands with success (both indicated ...
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Postfix drops all spam, but shouldn't do this

i'm using a mailserver setup with postfix, amavis and spamassassin. Some parts of my current configuration (Ubuntu 12.04.2): /etc/amavis/conf.d/20-debian_defaults $sa_spam_subject_tag = '***SPAM*** ...
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Do email spam detection block domains?

Does email (like gmail, yahoo, hotmail) providers block domains? Or do they mainly block IP addresses? I'm wondering...what if people use my domain to spam others? Then it would be unfair to me ...
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Blocking and deleting e-mail

I have a server running EXIM and I was wondering if there was a way to block e-mail from going out should a member load over 1000 e-mails in to the queue and then automatically delete them.
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SpamAssassin: Spending responsability for user blocks

Currently 99% of my clients have their sites on hosts that use CPanel. In CPanel, there is available tool SpamAssassin (spam filter), where I manage the blocks of my clients, adding addresses to the ...
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Postfix to Spamassassin on local host using public IP

I have 2 VPSes running Debian Squeeze. Both were set up pretty much identically. They are named Sam and Taz. Taz, as far as e-mail goes works almost perfectly. Sam has had issues. Originally I posted ...
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is it possible to completely disable spamassassin using spamassassin user_prefs

I am loading spamassassin user_prefs using user_scores_* sql-functions. There are many users in my system who don't want to use spamassassin at all. Is there an option to do so? I know I could set ...
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AMaViS: missing X-Spam-Status header

I set up a mail server with Dovecot, Postfix and AMaViS on Debian Squeeze following the tutorial on workaround.org (ISPmail tutorial for Debian Squeeze). It uses virtual domains and stores the ...
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SpamAssassin Presets

We're currently migrating our mail from a manually administered RHEL box to a CPanel box, which I'm so excited about I will probably weep a little when it finally happens. As part of the migration, I ...
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Configuring Postfix, Spamassassin and Procmail to put spam in a dedicated folder

I'm not sure if SF is the good place for that, so sorry if it's not the case. I'm administrating a Debian server for our company's emails and I'm trying to have the emails flagged as spam by ...
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Postfix address resolver failure & loopback to root

Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 With LAMP stack. The goal is to setup a web server that can send mail via the PHP mail() function, which uses localhost. The mail must then be relayed to an ISP domain ...
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What's wrong with this SpamAssassin rule?

body LOCAL_SHORT_BODY /^.{2,120}$/ score LOCAL_SHORT_BODY 0.4 describe LOCAL_SHORT_BODY Short body I included this in my local.cf, and gave it a low score as it's not really a great indicator of ...
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Which configuration is loaded after sa-update?

I use amavisd-new 2.6.5 and SpamAssassin 3.2.2 (on ubuntu 12.04). I just ran for the first time the sa-update command. I see that there is new files in ...
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Our outgoing emails from a shared hosting provider (Bluehost) are returned because the server is listed as SPAM SERVERS

I am getting very frustrated with this web hosting provider -- Bluehost.com. We have several small business sites hosted with them. We also use email accounts provided by the Bluehost for our outgoing ...
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SpamAssassin (spampd) ignoring user_prefs

I have an Ubuntu (12.10) server running postfix and SpamAssassin. I've set up spampd following these directions on the SpamAssassin wiki: http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/IntegratePostfixViaSpampd ...
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Postfix sendmail sets original recipient

I have a postfix + dovecot with a spamassassin doing some content filtering on the postfix side. The problem is that with a recent update the originally available sendmail binary was replaced with the ...
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Is there a reason why DKIM signs every mail twice [closed]

I've configured my postfix/amavisd-new/spam-assassin setup after this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix/DKIM. But now the problem is that all mails I send are double signed with two ...
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Prevent outgoing spam

What are some ways to prevent spam from leaving your servers should a hosting account get compromised? Have a bunch of clients on a server with cpanel but wondering if there was a way to just ...
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exim or dovecot plugin or filter to put body preview to header [closed]

Is there any filter which would allow me to have the plain or html text body synopsis (preview) in the mail header as well? Like SpamAssassin does for spam emails (it inserts X-Spam-Report header with ...
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SA with or without amavis-new - whats faster?

Currently i have working setup of postfix with virtual users which uses amavis (with SA and clamav) to filter messages. The problem is, i need to allow every user to be able to adjust their SA ...
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Skip spamassassin processing if a certain email is present

Is there a way to tell Spamassassin to skip a mail, in case a certain header is present, so it leads to an unmodified output of the original mail? So that no Spamassassin-Headers are added, no ...
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How to test SpamAssassin and spam filters

Which is the best way to test SpamAssassin's functionality and configured Spam filters? I'm aware of the Generic Test for Unsolicited Bulk Email. but I would like to have a "real" Spam test that ...
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Why does SpamAssasin mark emails as SPAM due to RCVD_IN_PBL RBL?

My email is being marked as SPAM by SpamAssasin. The problem is score 3.3 (among others): 3.3 RCVD_IN_PBL RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus PBL * [212.95.7.48 listed in zen.spamhaus.org] I ...
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Exim and spamassassin custom rule

i have exim and spamassassin (used by exiscan) installed and running, but i want to add custom rule which will add some points to emails if "to" and "envelope-to" are not identical. I added following ...
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E-mail address spoofing by spammers - how to block it in Postfix/Spamassassin?

I run a Postfix mail server using Spamassassin as after-queue filter. It works quite well, but sometimes I get spam from the network that has correct MAIL FROM: address, but also contains, in DATA: ...
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How to whitelist a domain while blocking forgeries using that domain?

How do you deal with the case of: wanting to whitelist a domain so that emails from it won't get eaten, but not having emails forged to appear to be from that domain get bogusly whitelisted ...
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Amavis and Spamassassin wont pass spam as spam with second domain

I'm currently setting up amavis and spamassassin with postfix. So far Spamasassin blocks and bounces Spam. if i set $final_spam_destiny to D_PASS the mail gets through, but the $sa_spam_subject_tag ...
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DNS: MX listing points to google apps and A listing to my own server. Can I send emails from my own server without being classified as spam?

Linux DNS networking question: If an MX record points to IP address 111.111.111.111 and A record of a domain points to 222.222.222.222, can I still send emails from 222.222.222.222 on the behalf of a ...
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How to create default subfolders using procmail with Maildir (and postfix) that work with MUA's?

I have a procmail setup and want to have a Spam folder that works with MUA's. I found this tutorial http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-do-i-move-spam-mail-to-spam-folder/ but it doesn't work as ...
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Email Deliverability on Yahoo is very poor. Any suggestions please?

All other ISPs (Google, AOL, Hotmail) are fantastic, hitting 98-100% in the inbox. Yahoo is very random, and lately our deliverability has dropped drastically. All IPs are senders certified by Return ...
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Postfix looping back to itself for a relay domain

I cannot send email to anyone at a certain domain, except to a particular recipient. Here is what I am seeing in the quarantine/cache logs for an email sent by Maia (a quarantine program) to a user ...
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SpamAssassin sending legit emails to spam, despite sender being whitelist

I can not for the life of me figure out why emails from a "white-listed" sender are still getting very high scores from SpamAssassin and not being delivered. The email headers are: From ...
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Any way I can send Spam to my mail perimeter in a controlled way for testing?

I just set up a Postfix/Procmail/SpamAssassin server but I am not convinced that it is really doing much filtering. I have gotten it to recognize the SpamAssassin special Spam code that produces a ...
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Configure spamassassin to mark very similar messages as spam

Users on my server have been receiving spam, consistently, for some time now. I have most of spamassassin's plugins enabled, and I have made sure to enable verbose logging, where I can see that all of ...
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Postfix + procmail - delivery fails because “can't create user output file” - on CentOS 6.2

I verified that my postfix installation / relaying setup worked. Now I am having trouble with procmail. I have it wired to postfix with the following command: mailbox_command = /usr/bin/procmail -f ...
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Spamassassin create rule to reject mail if sender address is same as reciver

How to do it? I am SAwin32 (spamassassin for windows) beginner.
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I need advices: small memory footprint linux mail server with spam filtering

I have a VPS which is originally destined to be a webserver but some minimal mail capabilities are needed to be deployed as well, including sending and receiving as standalone server. The current ...