SmarterMail 5.x Help
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What is SpamAssassin and how does it work?

SpamAssassin is a powerful, free mail filter used to identify spam. It utilizes a wide array of tools to identify and report spam. These include:

  • Header and text analysis
  • Bayesian filtering
  • DNS blocklists
  • Collaborative filtering databases

When should you use SpamAssassin?

You should use SpamAssassin when you care about limiting spam from getting to your mailbox but cannot afford a high priced spam solution.

How do I set up SpamAssassin?

SmarterMail includes a Windows version of SpamAssassin out of the box. By default, SmarterMail will run a version of SpamAssassin on port 783. The System Administrator can enable and disable SpamAssassin by clicking the Security button on the main toolbar, then selecting SpamAssassin Servers from the Email Protection folder tree view. The Windows Version of SpamAssassin is limited to about 40,000 messages per day, if you anticipate more than this, then please read our Anti-Spam Administration page from the Security folder in the Systems Administration section of the help files.