Article ID: 126677, created on Aug 25, 2015, last review on Apr 13, 2016

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  • Plesk


Spam messages are received. What can be done to protect server?


  1. Make sure that SpamAssassin spam filter is enabled in Plesk > Tools & Settings > Spam Filter.

  2. If it is enabled, test it using instructions here:

    3017 [How To] How to test SpamAssassin or KAV

  3. For further spam filter accuracy improving, it needs to be trained:

    1. Access your mailbox using webmail or mail client.
    2. Move all spam messages to the Spam folder. This will make the SpamAssassin spam filter recognize spam more efficiently.
      NOTE Spam filter system is not activated until a certain number of ham (non-spam) and spam has been learned. The default is 200 of each ham and spam messages. You can change this value with the help of the following article:

      914 When does Spamassassin begin to use the Spam filter database for filtering mails?

  4. For better protection you can configure DomainKeys Protection and DNS Blackhole Lists

Detailed information about spam filter configuration and improving of spam filter accuracy is available in Customer's Guide

Information about all available anti-spam tools you can find in Administrator's Guide

Additional information

If your hosting offerings include mail services, keep in mind that your mail server can be used for malicious purposes, such as sending spam.

To get detailed information on how to configure Outbound Spam Protection in Plesk please refer Administrator's Guide

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