Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

Why is Apache SpamAssassin not catching spam?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by spinnaker, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. spinnaker

    spinnaker Member

    Mar 5, 2014
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    cPanel Access Level:
    Website Owner
    Why is Spam Assassin not catching spam?

    I have getting a lot of spam. I have Spam Assassin set to a level 8.

    I got an email in which obviously sspam. Thunderbird had no problem identifying it as sapm yet Spam Assassin let it go through.

    I noticed this in the header.
    X-Spam-Score: -18

    Doesn't this mean that Spam Assassin thinks it is very valid?

    P.S. I have Spam Assassin through my hosting company DirectNic and I do not hink I have access tot he console and control seems to be very limited.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Maybe it is being flag as spam. Here is the whole header

    X-Spam-Status: No, score=-1.9
    X-Spam-Score: -18
    X-Spam-Bar: -
    X-Ham-Report: Spam detection software, running on the system "", has
    identified this incoming email as possible spam. The original message
    has been attached to this so you can view it (if it isn't spam) or label
    similar future email. If you have any questions, see
    root\@localhost for details.
    #1 spinnaker, Mar 6, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 7, 2014
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
    Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Re: Why is Spam Assassin not catching spam?

    Hello :)

    You posted the following line from the message header:

    This indicates the message was not detected as SPAM. Your required score of 8.0 is considered conservative. Have you considered lowering the required score to 5.0 so that SpamAssassin is a bit more aggressive?

    Thank you.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice