Enabling Apache SpamAssassin


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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