SmarterMail Spam Settings

SmarterMail Spam Settings

There are a number of spam filters and 'Spam Lists' that an email message must pass through before making it to your mailbox--this is the built-in system we have in place that prevents a large majority of spam email from getting through.  Depending on what these various filters determine, a 'weight' is assigned to a message depending on how likely it is to be spam.  If a particular message is unlikely to be spam, the filters and spam lists will cumulatively assigned it a low (or no) weight.  On the other hand, a high weight is assigned to a message with a high likelihood of being unwanted spam.

This KB will provide you with our suggested spam settings.  This KB is to used only as a suggestion.  You are, of course, more than welcome to make any changes as you see fit.  In the event that you start having valid email being filtered check the header section of the email to see which setting needs to be adjusted.


Recommended Settings


Below are the default settings across all shared mail servers. If you would like to override these default settings (custom spam settings), please see our article on this subject.

Default Spam Settings

Reverse DNS - 20
SPF Pass - 0
SPF Fail - 30
SPF Soft Fail - 10
SPF Neutral - 0
SPF Invalid Record - 0
SPF None - 0
DomainKeys Pass - 0
DomainKeys Fail - 30
DomainKeys None - 0
DKIM Pass -   -10
DKIM Fail - 30
RBL: Barracuda BRBL - 20
RBL: SpamCop - 15

Please Note: All mail servers also utilize Commtouch Premium Antispam, which also come with its own 'weights.'  For more information about Commtouch, please see KB 1392.

Default Actions:

Low Probability of Being Spam

Weight

10

Action

PrefixSubject

Text

SPAM-LOW:

 

Medium Probability of Being Spam

Weight

20

Action

MoveToFolder Junk Mail

 

High Probability of Being Spam

Weight

30

Action

MoveToFolder Junk Mail

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