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Overview

You can use the Advanced Editor section of WHM's Exim Configuration Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Manager) to configure your mail servers to scan outgoing mail for spam. The outgoing_spam_scan (Scan outgoing messages for spam) feature blocks spam that your users send to your system.

Warning:

This document describes an unsupported feature that is not guaranteed to work in the future.

  • After you perform these steps on a server, it is the system administrator's responsibility to manage and maintain the server's database software.
  • We are not responsible for any data loss that an attempt to perform these steps causes.
  • We strongly recommend that you set your Apache SpamAssassin™ score with the Apache SpamAssassin™ Options setting in the Basic Editor section of WHM's Exim Configuration Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Manager) .

Scan outgoing mail with Apache SpamAssassin

To scan outgoing mail with Apache SpamAssassin, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the outgoing_spam_scan checkbox to enable the feature. The box will expand to show information about the spam scan process.
  2. Click Save.

Note:

If your system administrator has enabled one of the two following settings in WHM's Exim Configuration Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Manager), Apache SpamAssassin scans messages that your system will forward to remote email addresses:

  • Do not forward to external recipients if it matches the Apache SpamAssassin™ internal spam_score setting.
  • Do not forward mail to external recipients based on the defined Apache SpamAssassin score.

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