Note: This only applies to customers on server host1.internetguruhosting.net
1. Log into the Usermin control panel at https://host1.internetguruhosting.net:20000 using your mail account name (not your email address). This should be the same account name and password that you use in your email client.
2. Select the mail tab.
3. Select the SpamAssassin Mail Filter link . You should get a message saying “SpamAssassin does not appear to be set up in your Procmail configuration file – etc…”
4. Select Setup Procmail For SpamAssassin .
5. Here you have three possible options:-
a) Throw away – this discards all emails identified as “spam”. This is not a recommended option unless you are 100% certain that you will not get any false hits.
b) Deliver normally – the email is flagged as “spam” then delivered as normal. If your email software allows filtering you can choose to have it put it to a spam or junk mail folder instead of your intray.
c) Append to mbox-format mail file – store the ‘spam’ in a special folder on the server. If you set this folder to “mail/spam” you will be able to view the “spam” mail with both Usermin and our Webmail system. This is my prefered option as the junk mail never gets delivered to you computer and you can still check occasionally to make sure no important emails have been misclassified as “spam”.
(Note – The “Append to Qmail..” and “Append to MH..” options are not supported by our email system.)
Once you have selected your preferred option click the “Setup Procmail for SpamAssassin” button.
Viewing Spam emails
If you selected the Append to mbox-format mail file option
All emails flagged as “spam” will be stored in a special spam folder under your user account on the mailserver.
To view the contents of this folder you must login to Usermin’s spam controls (See steps 1. to 3. above) then select the Spam Mail link From here you can view any emails classified as “spam”.
If you selected the Deliver normally option
You may want to setup filtering in your email client.
To do this:-
1. Create a new folder called spam
2. setup filtering rules to detect the text X-Spam-Status: YES in the email headers,
Below are instructions for Outlook and Eudora
Outlook 2000 SpamAssassin rules
The Outlook 2000 e-mail client can be configured to recognize incoming e-mails with headers that suggest the e-mail is Spam. Outlook 2000 can also be configured to transfer the suspected Spam e-mails to the folder “suspected_spam”.
Please note: It is essential to replicate the case and blank spaces in the following quoted text.
Procedure for configuration:
Start Outlook 2000.
Select Rules Wizard from the Tools menu.
The Rules Wizard windows appears.
Select “Check messages when they arrive” then click Next.
Check the option “with specific words in message header”.
In the Rule description box, click on the link “specific words”.
Type (without the quotes) “X-Spam-Status: Yes” and click OK.
Check the options “move it to the specified folder” and “stop processing more rules”.
In the Rule description box, click on the link “specified”.
Click on New to define a new folder and the Create New Folder Window will appear.
Select a place where you wish to place the folder.
Type “spam” in the Name field.
Select the spam folder, then click OK.
Click Next (there are no exceptions to specifiy).
Specify the name (without the quotes) “SpamAssassin Yes” as the rule name. Click Finish.
To view the hidden e-mail headers do the following:
After you open a message, select Options from the message’s View menu. The headers are displayed in the Internet headers field.
The Eudora e-mail client can be configured to recognize incoming e-mails with headers that suggest the e-mail is Spam. Eudora can also be configured to transfer the suspected Spam e-mails to the folder “suspected_spam”.
Please note: It is essential to replicate the case in the following quoted text.
Procedure for configuration:
Select Filters from the Tools menu.
The Filters window appears.
Click on the New button.
In the Match section, only check the Incoming option.
In the Header field of the Match section, type (without the quotes) “X-Spam-Status:”, then hit Tab
Select Contains from the following menu.
Next to the Contains option, type (without the quotes) “Yes”. .
In the Action section, select the option Transfer to.
Next to the Transfer to option, click on the button and select New… from the resulting menu.
Type (without the quotes) “spam”.
Click on the button OK.
Close the Filters window by selecting Close from the main Eudora File menu, then click Yes to save the filter definition.
To view the hidden e-mail headers, do the following:
After you open a message, click on the “BLAH BLAH BLAH” button at the top left-hand side of the message window