Ace and prime run the mimedefang and SpamAssassin software packages. These software packages examine your email, and assign a spam score to the messages based upon a number of different criteria. We use a conservative subset of rules to minimize the number of non-spam messages tagged as spam. See the SpamAssassin home page for more detailed information.
Email detected as spam has the Subject line automatically modified with the phrase "*LIKELY SPAM*" added to it. If you want to automatically delete incoming spam, or save it in a file in your home directory for later examination, follow the steps listed below:
To save all incoming messages marked as SPAM into a file in your home directory, you need to add several lines to your .procmailrc file. If you do not already have one, just make one with only the lines shown. The lines are:
:0 * ^X-Spam-Score:.*\*\*\*\*\* spam_mail_fileThen, execute the command:
chmod 644 .procmailrcto give the proper permissions to the file. This will allow you to review the messages marked as spam at a later time. You can replace the name spam_mail_file with the file name of your choice. Note that you WILL have to clean out this file or it will grow in size until it uses up your entire disk quota.
To delete all messages marked as spam before they are placed in your system mail box, use these lines instead:
:0 * ^X-Spam-Score:.*\*\*\*\*\* /dev/nullin your .procmailrc file. Your will receive no notification of the deleted messages.
For some people, the default scoring of spam is wrong.
This may be true for people who have mailing lists discussing
topics such as drugs, software for sale, or other popular
spam topics. In this case, you can modify the code added to
your .procmail file to require a higher degree of certainty that
the message is spam before deleting it. To do this, add addition