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SpamAssassin Processing

SpamAssassin is the #1 Open Source anti-spam platform giving system administrators a filter to classify email and block spam (unsolicited bulk email). It uses a robust scoring framework and plug-ins to integrate a wide range of advanced heuristic and statistical analysis tests on email headers and body text including text analysis, Bayesian filtering, DNS blocklists, and collaborative filtering databases. It is included in SmarterMail, for free, and is a powerful part of SmarterMail's included spam fighting capabilities. However, it can also be run remotely. As SpamAssassin is open-source, and avaialble from the Apache SpamAssassin Project, many administrators will run SpamAssassin separately from SmarterMail on Linux servers. As a result, this report tells an administrator how efficiently SpamAssassin is running on a remote server by detailing the number of successful and failed connections to the remote SpamAssassin service.

An administrator can change the dates of the report as well as the "Step", which means whether you want to see the report by hour, day, week, month or quarter. (Based on the start and end dates -- so a quarerly report would need a full 3 months selected.) Admins can change the chart type by clicking the chart icon next to the date, or even export the report as needed. Each column in the report is sortable, either ascending or descending, and the sort can change simply by clicking the column header.

The following report items are available:

  • Day - The specified amount of time that the report data falls within.
  • Successful Connections - The total number of successful connections to the remote server.
  • Failed Connections - The total number of failed connections to the remote server.

It's also possible to export this data in CSV format for use in other applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Apple Numbers, etc. To do this, simply click the page icon in the upper right hand corner of the reports page. Once clicked, you'll be able to save the data and name the file to whatever you want.