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Spam Assassin Flow in WHM? Please explain...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bmcpanel, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. bmcpanel

    bmcpanel Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I am dense, but I am having a hard time understanding the flow of how SA works in WHM and how the settings dictate the flow or email spam. Let me try to explain what I am not understanding...

    In WHM, I have the following settings....
    #### Question 1
    Does this mean that identified spam will be rejected before it is written to the server? If so, I assume this means that there will be no opportunity for the word ***SPAM*** to be pre-pended to the subject of the email since the email was rejected? If that is the case, then why is there a setting to write the word ***SPAM*** to the subject? How exactly would that take place?


    ##### Question 2
    Let's say I don't want the email to get rejected (deleted), but I do want emails which score high enough to have the word ***SPAM*** added to the subject...

    What do I check, uncheck to have this happen??

    I am not dense, but I am confused by the interface for SA in WHM. Please help explain it to me.
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Regarding your first question, if you are only dropping spam with a score of greater than 10.0, then spam with a score below 10.0 will still have ***SPAM*** pre-pended to the subject line. By having text to prepend the subject line (in this case ***SPAM***), any email indicated by SpamAssassin as possibly being spam will have that subject line. There may be a way to set the threshold for this manually, but not via the basic Exim configuration, possibly via the advanced Exim configuration or some other means.
     
  3. bmcpanel

    bmcpanel Well-Known Member

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    I see. Now, it all makes sense to me. Thanks DG.
     
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