Spam Assassin

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Spam Assassin
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.



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Janet Casey

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15 November 2001

Leaders and contributors

See for a complete list Contributor
Justin Mason Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Required to useMail_Audit
Required to useNet_DNS (


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