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EBS Now Uses SpamAssassin

If you're using your email account hosted with EBS you'll soon notice more e-mail with {SPAM?} in the subject line. This is because we're now using SpamAssassin to mark e-mail that gets filtered as SPAM. We're not deleting the mail, just marking it so you can do whatever you want with it. Creating a rule in your mail client (OUTLOOK EXPRESS) to move it to the trash bin is one option :-).

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, or others.

Note: Mailscanner (Anti Virus Protection) and SpamAssassin (Spam Protection) are two of the best open source tools that service providers can use today.

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