To configure spam filtering on the Directadmin server with SpamAssassin, from the main menu go to Spamassassin Setup.
In response to 'Where do you want the spam to go?' choose one of the options, preferably 'Send the spam to the appropriate users's spam folder'. Note: if you select 'Inbox (don't block it)' then spam will continue to reach you without being blocked, but the full message headers will show a spam score.
Adjust other options as needed.
After selecting opttions, at the bottom of the screen click on Save.
Then from the main menu go to the Catch-All screen for the domain, and make sure that the setting is "Fail". (See the Catch-All notes below for more about this.)
If you have multiple domains, then from the Home page, click on each domain one by one and select the desired SpamAssassin Setup options for each one, and then also make sure as above that Catch-All for each domain is set to "Fail".
When checking email, also check email in the spam folder occasionally, and purge the folder after looking for any non-spam email that was sent to the spam folder. If you forget to purge the spam folder you may eventually run out of disk space.
From any Directadmin screen, click on the Help link to get other help.
If you set Catch-All for a domain to "Ignore" or "Address", two things will happen.
The above is done this way to make the server more resistant to dictionary attacks from spammers.
All settings other than "Fail" should be used only for brief periods of testing. Relying on any other Catch-All setting may cause loss of email.
For example, suppose you do not set up any specific mailboxes or forwarders, but simply rely on the Catch-All feature to deliver all mail into your mailbox. After DirectAdmin automatically changes the setting to "Fail" some time later, all your mail will begin to bounce back to the sender and you will not receive any of it. To avoid this, be sure to set up a mailbox or forwarder for each email address in your domain at which you wish to receive mail.
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