Enabling Apache SpamAssassin

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Spam is really annoying and it can eat up disk space if it is not effectively managed. By default, your main email address will accept email for any non-valid email on your server. This can cause a spam issue because your account will automatically accept email to common addresses such as sales@yourdomain.com, info@yourdomain.com, etc. To combat this, you should enable SpamAssassin within your cPanel account.

Login to cPanel (use My NodeSpace for a quick login), and under Email, select Apache SpamAssassin.


If SpamAssassin is disabled, click on the button to enable it:


If you receive text like:

Dec 19 12:16:04.748 [23046] warn: Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/perl/514/lib64/perl5/cpanel_lib/Mail/SpamAssassin/PerMsgStatus.pm line 3082.

Received: from localhost by node01.mco.nodespace.us

    with SpamAssassin (version 3.4.1);

    Sat, 19 Dec 2015 12:16:05 -0500

From: "Apache SpamAssassin" <cpanel@localhost>

X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.4.1 (2015-04-28) on

    node01.mco.nodespace.us

X-Spam-Flag: YES

X-Spam-Level: ******

X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=6.4 required=5.0 tests=MISSING_DATE,MISSING_HEADERS,

    MISSING_MID,MISSING_SUBJECT,NO_HEADERS_MESSAGE,NO_RECEIVED,NO_RELAYS,

    PP_MIME_FAKE_ASCII_TEXT shortcircuit=no autolearn=no autolearn_force=no

    version=3.4.1

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="----------=_567590D5.A45733F0"
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
------------=_567590D5.A45733F0

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Content-Disposition: inline

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
This is normal and means that SpamAssassin was successfuly enabled.

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