SmarterMail 6.x Help
This documentation is for a product that is no longer supported by SmarterTools.


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

Adding a SpamAssassin Server

To add a SpamAssassin server go to the SpamAssassin page in the Security menu. Here you will be presented with a list of servers currently set up to run SpamAssassin checks. To edit one of these servers simply click on it in the list, see below for a complete list of options. To add a new server simply click the Add SpamAssassin Server button, see below for a complete list of options. When you are finished adding the server click on the save button to add it to the list. For more information on downloading and installing SpamAssassin on your server please check out their website.

Add SpamAssassin Server Form

  • Name - The name you wish to call this server
  • IP Address - The IP address of the server running SpamAssassin
  • Port - The SpamAssassin port on the server running SpamAssassin (783 by default)
  • Multithreaded - If the server you have installed SpamAssassin on is a Linux machine it is recommended that you check this. If it is running on a Windows machine you cannot have this selected.