|Description:||SpamAssassin(tm) is a mail filter to identify spam.|
Using its rule base, it uses a wide range of heuristic tests on mail headers and body text to identify "spam", also known as unsolicited commercial email.
The spam-identification tactics used include:
* header analysis: spammers use a number of tricks to mask their identities, fool you into thinking they've sent a valid mail, or fool you into thinking you must have subscribed at some stage. SpamAssassin tries to spot these.
* text analysis: again, spam mails often have a characteristic style (to put it politely), and some characteristic disclaimers and CYA text. SpamAssassin can spot these, too.
* blacklists: SpamAssassin supports many useful existing blacklists, such as mail-abuse.org, ordb.org or others.
* Razor: Vipul's Razor is a collaborative spam-tracking database, which works by taking a signature of spam messages. Since spam typically operates by sending an identical message to hundreds of people, Razor short-circuits this by allowing the first person to receive a spam to add it to the database -- at which point everyone else will automatically block it.
Once identified, the mail can then be optionally tagged as spam for later filtering using the user's own mail user-agent application.
SpamAssassin requires very little configuration; you do not need to continually update it with details of your mail accounts, mailing list memberships, etc.
It accomplishes filtering without this knowledge, as much as possible.
|Sources:||Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.tar.bz2 spamassassin-initscript spamassassin-conf |
|Build time:||Mon Nov 12 2012|
|Built RPMS:||SpamAssassin(i586) SpamAssassin(x86_64) |
|Build requirements:||glibc-devel libopenssl-devel libz-devel perl-Archive-Tar perl-Compress-Zlib[>=1.41] perl-Digest-SHA1 perl-Encode-Detect perl-HTML-Parser perl-IO-Socket-SSL[>=0.96] perl-IP-Country perl-Mail-DKIM perl-Mail-DomainKeys perl-Mail-SPF[>=2.004] perl-Net-DNS perl-Net-Ident[>=1.20] perl-devel perl-libwww |
|Changelog:||Mon Nov 12 2012 - silvan (3.3.2-2mamba)|
- perl 5.16 mass rebuild