Data Query Service using SpamAssassinΒΆ

In this section we provide indications on how to use the Data Query Service at its best with the well known SpamAssassin program by the Apache Foundation to classify email and block spam based on an analysis of headers and message body. SpamAssassin can be used with several MTAs.

The MTA should still be configured for rejection using the Spamhaus lists against connection and envelope data: SpamAssassin will come into action to inspect messages that were not rejected at the SMTP session stage by the MTA.

The configuration we provide here is the same used for the VBSpam email security tests carried out by Virus Bulletin. We keep it tuned and update it from time to time. It uses the Spamhaus Data Query Service as the only external data source, and does other safe tricks to decrease the amount of spam passing through.

Installing the Spamhaus SpamAssassin rules