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What is SpamAssassin?

September 09, 2019

Learn about SpamAssassin, a free email spam filter.

Purpose

As part of the Apache Foundation, SpamAssassin is an open source and free application designed to filter spam in email and servers. This application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux servers from the Apache Foundation SpamAssassin website.

Function

SpamAssassin uses various Perl programs to identify incoming spam. They are designed for a certain amount of redundancy and complementary function to reduce misidentification.

SpamAssassin uses heuristics, or pattern recognition, to identify spam. As a result, a new installation it may block non-spam emails during an initial “learning” period.

Use within SiteWorx

We use SpamAssassin on our servers to filter spam. If you need assistance with the program, contact our 24-hour support team by email or through your Client Portal

See How to use SpamAssassin in SiteWorx for more information.


For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our support team by email or through your Client Portal.

Jason Dobry