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Anti Spam!

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by narm, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. narm

    narm Guest

    The anti Spam doesn't seem to work! I get many Spam and none of them tagged as Spam!!
    Also I don't find the training option in Plesk 7.5.4! where is the training option.

  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    Are you sure that Spamassassin (SA) is installed and running on the server?

    When you purchased your Plesk license, did you purchase the SA option which would allow you to control some aspects of SA from the control panel?

    To check if it is running, you need to login to the server using SSH and give the command:

    ps -ax |grep 'spam'

    This should show you some lines which would indicate that it is running or not. Please post your results here.

    Alternatively, you could give the command:

    rpm -qa |grep 'spamassassin'

    It should give you 2 lines indicating that the spamassassin and psa-spamassassin are installed, and their versions. Again, please post the results.
  3. narm

    narm Guest

    I have the following:

    and yes it is running.

    but we get so many Spam, none tagged as a Spam! any idea why? how can we train Spam?

  4. CCHickman

    CCHickman Regular Pleskian

    Oct 11, 2003
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    I've found that the best option is to uninstall the PLESK version and install Atomic Rocket Turtle's distribution (read his site's documentation fully) - installing qmail-scanner, razor, and the other deps allows spamassassin to be extremely powerful and configurable.

    Without configuring spamassassin and loading in custom definitions (do a google search) - you're only operating at half the potential!

    SpamAssassin adds point totals to headers in e-mails received by my clients and I've lowered the # of hits needed to be declared SPAM LOW/MED/HIGH, configured SPAM at 8.0 to be re-routed to a spamfilter e-mail address and at 10.0 to be instantly deleted.

    I've also installed qGreylisting (available on Atomic Rocket Turtle's site) with a few changes to prevent some legit servers with fast retry rates from being blacklisted.

    Spam blocking really is a major ordeal to get setup correctly and I spent days tackling the project. PLESK's support for Spamassassin is nice, but I've found that it just doesn't have the level of configurability that I need to make it effective.
  5. narm

    narm Guest

    I have CentOS4.2 and Plesk 7.5.4, will Atomic Rocket Turtle work with it?
    And how/what did you install?

  6. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

  7. neolin

    neolin Guest