Apache SpamAssassin Configuration File

dbi

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I did a search on this forum for Spam Assassin Configuration File and looked through the first six pages of results, no luck. I also went to the Spam Assassin website where you would think this would be readily available.

You would think that a configuration file that works would be available for the account level.

Why aren't people showing these off? I mean if someone has a config file that works why not share it? Am I missing something here?

I need a good one that works and doesn't cause problems. Does the one with the settings below fit the bill? Does it have obvious issues?

Does anyone want to share one they know works awesome?

I found this one:

score BAYES_40 1
score BAYES_50 2
score BAYES_60 3
score BAYES_80 4
score BAYES_95 5
score BAYES_99 6
score SPF_FAIL 5
score SPF_PASS 0
score SPF_NEUTRAL 0
score URIBL_BLACK 10
describe URIBL_BLACK Contains a URL listed in black.uribl.com
score RCVD_IN_SBL 10
describe RCVD_IN_SBL Rcvd via a relay in Spamhaus SBL (Direct UBE)
score RCVD_IN_XBL 10
describe RCVD_IN_XBL Last ext relay in Spamhaus XBL (exploits)
score RCVD_IN_PBL 10
describe RCVD_IN_PBL Last ext relay in Spamhaus PBL (Non-MTA IPs)
score URIBL_DBL_SPAM 10
describe URIBL_DBL_SPAM Contains a URL listed in the Spamhaus DBL
score RCVD_IN_BRBL_LASTEXT 10
describe RCVD_IN_BRBL_LASTEXT Last external relay in Barracuda RBL
score RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET 0 1.246 0 1.347 # false positives - occasionally blocks Hotmail. Default was 15.

Found it here: /http://www.toao.net/566-improving-spamassassin-accuracy-with-statistics

Please help.

Thanks,

Kevin
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

It's likely the default configuration of SpamAsassin is sufficient for most users, thus additional entries are not often discussed. Feel free to share your concerns with the default configuration, or let us know the outcome after implementing additional rules.

Thank you.
 

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Michael,

I highly doubt that the default configuration is sufficient for most users.

After installing the config file I listed I was still getting some spam but now after 24 hours maybe the bayesian filters have learned enough and are blocking it, because I'm getting very little.



Hello :)

It's likely the default configuration of SpamAsassin is sufficient for most users, thus additional entries are not often discussed. Feel free to share your concerns with the default configuration, or let us know the outcome after implementing additional rules.

Thank you.
 

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Now after a couple of days have gone by and no changes to the settings I'm back to receiving the same 3-5 obvious spam messages an hour but spam assassin is assigning them very low values so of course they are making it through.
 

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Have you considered implementing an account level filter that targets specific types of words/phrases in the message body or subject? Account level filters are documented here:

Account Level Filtering

Thank you.