Spam Assassin is installed on all servers. It is one of the leading
products used to prevent and filter unwanted email. You can find more details on this open source product at http://spamassassin.apache.org/
SquirrelMail = Webmail when used in this document below)
The URL to access
your webmail program is at http://INSERT-YOUR-FULL-DOMAIN-NAME-HERE/webmail.
You would use the same username and password combination in which you
normally use when retrieving your email for this program.
Spam Assassin is installed
server wide, and needs to be configured for each of your POP mailboxes. It is configurable through a user-friendly menu in the web
based email program SquirrelMail. You
can easily change the SpamAssassin settings under the "OPTIONS"
-> "Spam Filter Configuration" area.
ON OPTIONS to get to the choices seen below.
(They may vary slightly at your domain)
AND CONFIGURE SPAMASSASSIN for your needs:
- Log in at your
domain's /webmail page
- Then, choose OPTIONS
link from the top list of choices.
- Next, choose Spam
- Under "General
- Choose Spam Score:
recommended = 5
- Choose Rewrite
Subject Line (click to check the box. It should then display as marked
with an X)
- Choose a Spam Subject
Tag (Such as ****SPAM***** ....... the text to prefix to the subject
of messages determined to be spam).
- Decide "Where
to send Spam" (INBOX or SPAM FOLDER?)
- Finally, press
Many people do not
use web-based email, but rather Outlook, Eudora, or a similar email program.
SpamAssassin will still work great for you, but you need to change
the settings of SpamAssassin through the SquirrelMail interface and then
continue to use the same email program you are using now.
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