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Spam Assassin

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  1. chieflds

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    Can anyone please tell me how to configure Spam Assassin through cPanel so that it either completely discards/deletes messages tagged as spam, or to send them to one central e-mail address or spam box on a hosted reseller account/server? I need to be able to take care of spam for my customers. In other words, sending it to a spam box that they have to check and clean-out is not a solution. I need to either get rid of it for them or download it onto my machine and dispose of it. This is what I did on a Unix server and it worked very well for all concerned.

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    GOT Get Proactive!

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    This, I believe, needs to be done in conjuction with MailScanner. The problem is that MailScanner in cpanel does not utilize SpamAssassin. It is a seperate process.

    Has anyone tried enabling SpamAssassin in mailscanner to see what happens?

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    I will look at Mail scanner too

    Thanx for the reply, I will look at Mail scnner too.

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    Mail Scanner

    I guess I won't look at Mail Scanner, because I don't have it in my cPanel. Is that something you purchased separately?

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    You can install it if you have your own server. The file is located on layer1.cpanel.net.

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    I don't own the server, but...

    I'll pas this one to the guy who deos own the server and see what can be done.

    Thank you very much!

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    After activating SpamAssassin in Cpanel, go to Mail -> E-mail Filtering -> Add Filter:

    Filter: "SpamAssassin Spam Header"
    That: "begins with" "Yes"
    Destination: "Discard"

    Your spam messages will be discarded :)

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    Spam Assassin with e-mail filter

    Thanx Jamie!

    What's weird is I ended up using Spam Assassin with local e-mail client message rules, whic is working. But, I have no idea why I didn't think of doing the same on the server's filter. I have not used that e-mail filter yet, do I simply delete the entire example in there (To, From, etc.) and then place in the key words? The keywords I am using in the local client filters are "This is probably spam." because that's how Spam Assassin's tagging in the body always starts off.

    Thanx again!

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    Mail Filter

    For that Mail filter, if I only have key text to use and no specific To:, From:, Subject:, etc., do I simply enter the text that would be in the body of the message? Example:

    This mail is probably spam.

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    Forget that last question

    I got it.

    Click "Add Filter" and it's simple. Sorry!

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