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Plesk and SpamAssassain

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by MFromH, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. MFromH

    MFromH Guest

    Hi Forum,

    my server works with SuseLinux 10.0, Plesk 8.4 and SpamAssassin 3.1.3. I know, that these are not the latest versions, but I'm totally new to this server and I don't dare to update yet.

    We receive a lot of spam like "Your Order", "Your E-Mail-Account has been cancelled", "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)", "RE: Message". E-Mail-Headers look like this:

    DomainKey-Status: no signature
    X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.1.3 (2006-06-01) on
    X-Spam-Status: No, score=-75.4 required=2.0 tests=BAYES_40,HTML_90_100,
    DomainKey-Status: no signature
    Received: (qmail 17839 invoked from network); 8 Dec 2008 18:26:28 +0100
    Received: from 226-230.speede.golden.net (
    by xxxxx.xx with SMTP; 8 Dec 2008 18:26:27 +0100
    Received-SPF: none (xxxxx.xx: domain at xxxxx.xx does not designate permitted sender hosts)
    To: <xxx@xxx.xx>
    Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
    From: <xxx@xxx.xx>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Importance: High
    Content-Type: text/html
    X-AVK-Virus-Check: AVK 19.1831;F1206

    Here is /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf
    rewrite_header subject *****SPAM*****
    required_score 7
    whitelist_from xxxx@xxxx.xx

    Is it possible, to change these settings using Plesk?
    Will any changes on local.cf influence the systemwide behavior of SpamAssassin?
    How can a score become negative (see example above)?

    Thanks in advance for your support.

    Bye for now
  2. Satoriya

    Satoriya Guest

    Hello Michael,

    Spam assassin score settings can be configured on 2 levels:
    On server-wide: Plesk CP > Spam Filter
    /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf is changed in accordance.

    and particularly for every mailbox (these settings take precedence):
    Plesk CP > Domains > Mail > mailbox > Spam filter.

    Spam filter settings made is Plesk CP are spread in SpamAssassin configuration on the server.
  3. James117

    James117 Guest

    Hi, all. I had a similar problem. Thanks a lot for solution.
  4. MFromH

    MFromH Guest

    Yes and no. You can configure blacklist and whitelist and how Q-Mail deals with Spam-Levels. But you can't configure the waste amount of parameters, that determine spamassassins behaviour during E-Mail-check. In particular, you can't configure network options like skip_rbl_checks, use_razor2, use_dcc, use_pyzor.

    Our spamassassin was a "toothless tiger", until I configured these settings manually.