SpamAssassin status On/Off with outgoing scanning enabled.

BlueSteam

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Hi All,

I currently use MailChannels but want to cancel the services as it has become very expensive and I feel that I can get the same result using the built in SpamAssassin utility.

I am planning on enabling the following features:

outgoing_spam_scan (Scan outgoing messages for spam and reject based on the Apache SpamAssassin™ internal spam_score setting)

outgoing_spam_scan_over_int (Scan outgoing messages for spam and reject based on defined Apache SpamAssassin™ score)

I have some questions around it that I was hoping you geniuses could assist me with.
  1. What real benefit does one setting or the other setting have over its counterpart?
  2. Can they both be enabled at the same time? Should they be? If not, which one should I enable?
  3. Does SpamAssassin have to be enabled by default on the clients account for incoming mails in order for it to scan their outgoing messages as well?
Thanks in advance
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

1. Both options perform the same action, but each option offers a different scoring requirement.

2. No, you can only enable one option at a time. I suggest using "Scan outgoing messages for spam and reject based on the Apache SpamAssassin™ internal spam_score setting" if you prefer to use the same spam_score setting that's utilized for incoming email.

3. No, it just needs to be enabled as a service on the server (WHM >> Service Manager).

Thank you.
 

Alex_PQ

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Hello,
I also want to use the built in SpamAssassin utility to make it for Outbound Spam Filter via enabling:
outgoing_spam_scan (Scan outgoing messages for spam and reject based on the Apache SpamAssassin™ internal spam_score setting)

outgoing_spam_scan_over_int (Scan outgoing messages for spam and reject based on defined Apache SpamAssassin™ score)


But I am unable to figure out; where I can found configuration file and how can I Enable these features: outgoing_spam_scan & outgoing_spam_scan_over_int
Please help me and tell me the actual path of file for outgoing_spam_scan & outgoing_spam_scan_over_int
As well how can I make these Enable?
Thanks
 

cPRex

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@Alex_PQ - hey there! Those aren't configuration files but settings inside the WHM interface, which can only be accessed by the root user on the machine. I see your profile indicates you only have cPanel access, so you would not be able to change those settings. You can find more details on this options here:


but without root access to the system you will not be able to activate those settings.