Tests mail headers and body texts to detect spam
SpamAssassin is a mail filter that uses heuristic tests on mail headers and body text to identify spam. Mail can then be optionally tagged as spam for later filtering using the user's own mail user-agent application. The program has a command line tool to perform filtering, as well as Mail::SpamAssassin, a set of Perl modules which implement a Mail::Audit plugin; this lets SpamAssassin be used in a Mail::Audit filter or in a spam-protection proxy POP/IMAP server.
DocumentationUser README available from http://spamassassin.taint.org/dist/README
released on 30 April 2015
15 November 2001
Leaders and contributors
|See for a complete list||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=25457|
|Bug Tracking,Developer,Support||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/Spamassassin-talk|
|Required to use||Mail_Audit|
|Required to use||Net_DNS (http://www.fuhr.org/~mfuhr/perldns/)|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2017.
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