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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, 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
email@example.com/spam and your email account password. If you do not delete email in the spam box frequently, spam may accumulate and cause you to reach your email account quota.
Click Configure Apache SpamAssassin™ to update Apache SpamAssassin's configuration.
When you add addresses to the blacklist or whitelist, use
* as a wildcard to represent multiple characters and
? to represent a single-character wildcard. The following examples demonstrate how to properly use wildcards in the blacklist:
firstname.lastname@example.org— Blacklists or whitelists a single email address.
*@example.com— Blacklists or whitelists all of the addresses at
?email@example.com— Blacklists or whitelists a single character in an address at
firstname.lastname@example.org, but not
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. This setting 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:
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:
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:
This example sets the scores that Apache SpamAssassin assigns to a message with an invalid date in its header.
0to disable the test.
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 enabled Bayes and network tests in your installation of Apache SpamAssassin.
Add email addresses that Apache SpamAssassin often blocks, but from which you wish to receive mail, to the Apache SpamAssassin whitelist.
To do this, enter the address in one of the whitelist_from text boxes.