Spam can be a major annoyance, with messages filling up users' inboxes. Additionally, spam messages can contain virus attachments or malicious links.
When you enable SpamAssassin, it uses scores to rate the likelihood that a message is spam. You can manage messages that SpamAssassin marks as spam in a number of ways. For example, you can route messages marked as spam to specific folders, or you can automatically delete them.
To enable SpamAssassin in cPanel, follow these steps:
A lower score is more restrictive. In other words, an auto-deletion score of 1 is very aggressive, and will delete many messages. An auto-deletion score of 10 is more permissive, and will let more messages through without deleting them.
After you enable SpamAssassin, you can configure message scoring parameters to control how SpamAssassin examines incoming messages. You can also define whitelists (trusted senders) and blacklists (known spammers).
To configure SpamAssassin in cPanel, follow these steps:
Any message that has a score greater than the required_score value is marked as spam. We recommend using the score 4.
Some of the recommended values:
The URIBL_* tests check blacklists such as Spamhaus. The RDNS_NONEtest checks to see if the sending IP address has a reverse DNS entry, while the DCC_CHECK test checks the DCC checksum database to detect bulk mail.
If you later want to reset these scores to their default values, use the following test scores:
You can disable Spam Assassin whenever you want. For example, if you are unable to receive a non-spam e-mail message, you can disable SpamAssassin and ask the sender to resend the message so it reaches your account.
To disable SpamAssassin in cPanel, follow these steps: