View Full Version : Spam assassin - how to set

05-10-2004, 07:06 PM
I've went to numerous sites, edited the conf setting, but still don't understand how to configure the settings.. .I've tried sending myself some vulgar subject lines, still it comes through.. how does it work ?

05-11-2004, 05:23 PM
A default install of SpamAssassin does nothing more than tag mail with a "score" - it is up to you to use Procmail (on the server side), or your e-mail program (client side) to filter based on headers that it adds to e-mail, which usually include the tests [http://www.spamassassin.org/tests.html] that matched (e.g. "porn" in the subject) as well as the score for each test (and a final/total score). Have a look at the headers of the mail you sent yourself ("view source" if you can, or see "message details") and see if you can spot the SpamAssassin headers. If you can, then you know SpamAssassin is working properly: now you just need to create some filtering rules in your e-mail program, or search this forum for tips on how to filter e-mail server side using Procmail.