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SPAMASSASSIN(1) 					User Contributed Perl Documentation					   SPAMASSASSIN(1)

spamassassin - extensible email filter used to identify spam DESCRIPTION
SpamAssassin is an intelligent email filter which uses a diverse range of tests to identify unsolicited bulk email, more commonly known as "spam". These tests are applied to email headers and content to classify email using advanced statistical methods. In addition, SpamAssassin has a modular architecture that allows other technologies to be quickly wielded against spam and is designed for easy integration into virtually any email system. SYNOPSIS
For ease of access, the SpamAssassin manual has been split up into several sections. If you're intending to read these straight through for the first time, the suggested order will tend to reduce the number of forward references. Extensive additional documentation for SpamAssassin is available, primarily on the SpamAssassin web site and wiki. You should be able to view SpamAssassin's documentation with your man(1) program or perldoc(1). OVERVIEW spamassassin SpamAssassin overview (this section) CONFIGURATION Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf SpamAssassin configuration files USAGE spamassassin-run "spamassassin" front-end filtering script sa-learn train SpamAssassin's Bayesian classifier spamc client for spamd (faster than spamassassin) spamd spamassassin server (needed by spamc) DEFAULT PLUGINS Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::AutoLearnThreshold Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Bayes Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::BodyEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Check Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::DKIM Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::DNSEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::FreeMail Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::HTMLEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::HTTPSMismatch Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Hashcash Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::HeaderEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::ImageInfo Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::MIMEEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::MIMEHeader Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Pyzor Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Razor2 Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::RelayEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::ReplaceTags Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::SPF Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::SpamCop Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::URIDNSBL Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::URIDetail Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::URIEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::VBounce Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::WLBLEval Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::WhiteListSubject WEB SITES
SpamAssassin web site: Wiki-based documentation: USER MAILING LIST
A users mailing list exists where other experienced users are often able to help and provide tips and advice. Subscription instructions are located on the SpamAssassin web site. CONFIGURATION FILES
The SpamAssassin rule base, text templates, and rule description text are loaded from configuration files. Default configuration data is loaded from the first existing directory in: /var/lib/spamassassin/3.003001 /usr/share/spamassassin /usr/share/spamassassin /usr/local/share/spamassassin /usr/share/spamassassin Site-specific configuration data is used to override any values which had already been set. This is loaded from the first existing directory in: /etc/mail/spamassassin /usr/etc/mail/spamassassin /usr/etc/spamassassin /usr/local/etc/spamassassin /usr/pkg/etc/spamassassin /usr/etc/spamassassin /etc/mail/spamassassin /etc/spamassassin From those three directories, SpamAssassin will first read files ending in ".pre" in lexical order and then it will read files ending in ".cf" in lexical order (most files begin with two numbers to make the sorting order obvious). In other words, it will read init.pre first, then before and before Options in later files will override earlier files. Individual user preferences are loaded from the location specified on the "spamassassin", "sa-learn", or "spamd" command line (see respective manual page for details). If the location is not specified, ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs is used if it exists. SpamAssassin will create that file if it does not already exist, using user_prefs.template as a template. That file will be looked for in: /etc/mail/spamassassin /usr/etc/mail/spamassassin /usr/share/spamassassin /etc/spamassassin /etc/mail/spamassassin /usr/local/share/spamassassin /usr/share/spamassassin TAGGING
The following two sections detail the default tagging and markup that takes place for messages when running "spamassassin" or "spamc" with "spamd" in the default configuration. Note: before header modification and addition, all headers beginning with "X-Spam-" are removed to prevent spammer mischief and also to avoid potential problems caused by prior invocations of SpamAssassin. TAGGING FOR SPAM MAILS By default, all messages with a calculated score of 5.0 or higher are tagged as spam. If an incoming message is tagged as spam, instead of modifying the original message, SpamAssassin will create a new report message and attach the original message as a message/rfc822 MIME part (ensuring the original message is completely preserved and easier to recover). The new report message inherits the following headers (if they are present) from the original spam message: From: header To: header Cc: header Subject: header Date: header Message-ID: header The above headers can be modified if the relevant "rewrite_header" option is given (see "Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf" for more information). By default these message headers are added to spam: X-Spam-Flag: header Set to "YES". The headers that added are fully configurable via the "add_header" option (see "Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf" for more information). spam mail body text The SpamAssassin report is added to top of the mail message body, if the message is marked as spam. DEFAULT TAGGING FOR ALL MAILS These headers are added to all messages, both spam and ham (non-spam). X-Spam-Checker-Version: header The version and subversion of SpamAssassin and the host where SpamAssassin was run. X-Spam-Level: header A series of "*" charactes where each one represents a full score point. X-Spam-Status: header A string, "(Yes|No), score=nn required=nn tests=xxx,xxx autolearn=(ham|spam|no|unavailable|failed)" is set in this header to reflect the filter status. For the first word, "Yes" means spam and "No" means ham (non-spam). The headers that added are fully configurable via the "add_header" option (see "Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf" for more information). INSTALLATION
The spamassassin command is part of the Mail::SpamAssassin Perl module. Install this as a normal Perl module, using "perl -MCPAN -e shell", or by hand. Note that it is not possible to use the "PERL5LIB" environment variable to affect where SpamAssassin finds its perl modules, due to limitations imposed by perl's "taint" security checks. For further details on how to install, please read the "INSTALL" file from the SpamAssassin distribution. DEVELOPER DOCUMENTATION
Mail::SpamAssassin Spam detector and markup engine Mail::SpamAssassin::ArchiveIterator find and process messages one at a time Mail::SpamAssassin::AutoWhitelist auto-whitelist handler for SpamAssassin Mail::SpamAssassin::Bayes determine spammishness using a Bayesian classifier Mail::SpamAssassin::BayesStore Bayesian Storage Module Mail::SpamAssassin::BayesStore::SQL SQL Bayesian Storage Module Implementation Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf::LDAP load SpamAssassin scores from LDAP database Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf::Parser parse SpamAssassin configuration Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf::SQL load SpamAssassin scores from SQL database Mail::SpamAssassin::Message decode, render, and hold an RFC-2822 message Mail::SpamAssassin::Message::Metadata extract metadata from a message Mail::SpamAssassin::Message::Node decode, render, and make available MIME message parts Mail::SpamAssassin::PerMsgLearner per-message status (spam or not-spam) Mail::SpamAssassin::PerMsgStatus per-message status (spam or not-spam) Mail::SpamAssassin::PersistentAddrList persistent address list base class Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin SpamAssassin plugin base class Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Hashcash perform hashcash verification tests Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::RelayCountry add message metadata indicating the country code of each relay Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::SPF perform SPF verification tests Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::URIDNSBL look up URLs against DNS blocklists Mail::SpamAssassin::SQLBasedAddrList SpamAssassin SQL Based Auto Whitelist BUGS
The SpamAssassin(tm) Project <> COPYRIGHT
SpamAssassin is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, as described in the file "LICENSE" included with the distribution. POD ERRORS
Hey! The above document had some coding errors, which are explained below: Around line 566: =cut found outside a pod block. Skipping to next block. perl v5.12.1 2010-07-02 SPAMASSASSIN(1)
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