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     spamass-milter — sendmail milter for passing emails through SpamAssassin


     spamass-milter -p socket [-b|-B spamaddress] [-C -rejectcode] [-d debugflags] [-D host]
                    [-e defaultdomain] [-f] [-i networks] [-I] [-m] [-M] [-P pidfile] [-r nn]
                    [-r -rejectmsg] [-u defaultuser] [-x] [-S -/path/to/sendmail]
                    [-- spamc flags ...]


     The spamass-milter utility is a sendmail milter that checks and modifies incoming email
     messages with SpamAssassin.

     The following options are available:

     -p socket
             Specifies the pathname of a socket to create for communication with sendmail.  If it
             is removed, sendmail will not be able to access the milter.  This may cause messages
             to bounce, queue, or be passed through unmiltered, depending on the parameters in
             sendmail's .cf file.

     -b spamaddress
             Redirects tagged spam to the specified email address.  All envelope recipients are
             removed, and inserted into the message as ‘X-Spam-Orig-To:’ headers.

     -B spamaddress
             Same as -b, except the original recipients are retained.  Only one of -b and -B may
             be used.

     -C rejectcode
             Mail that is rejected is rejected by default with a 5.7.1 code.  This option allows
             that to be overridden.  See also, -R -S option.

     -d debugflags
             Enables logging.  debugflags is a comma-separated list of tokens:

             func    Entry and exit of internal functions.

             misc    Other non-verbose logging.

             net     Lookups of the ignored netblocks list.

             poll    Low-level I/O to the child spamc process.

             rcpt    Recipient processing.

             spamc   High-level I/O to the child spamc process.

             str     Calls to field lookup and string comparison functions.

             uori    Calls to the update_or_insert function.

             1       (historical) Same as func,misc.

             2       (historical) Same as func,misc,poll.

             3       (historical) Same as func,misc,poll,str,uori.

     -D host
             Connects to a remote spamd server on host, instead of using one on localhost.  This
             option is deprecated; use -- -d host instead.

     -e defaultdomain
             Pass the full user@domain address to spamc.  The default is to pass only the
             username part on the assumption that all users are local.  This flag is useful if
             you are using an SQL (or other username) backend with spamassassin and have listed
             the full address there.  If the recipient name has no domain part (if the recipient
             is on the local machine for example), defaultdomain is added.  Requires the -u flag.

     -f      Causes spamass-milter to fork into the background.

     -i networks
             Ignores messages if the originating IP is in the network(s) listed.  The message
             will be passed through without calling SpamAssassin at all.  networks is a comma-
             separated list, where each element can be either an IP address (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn), a
             CIDR network (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn/nn), or a network/netmask pair
             (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn/nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn).  Multiple -i flags will append to the list.  For
             example, if you list all your internal networks, no outgoing emails will be

     -I      Ignores messages if the sender has authenticated via SMTP AUTH.

     -m      Disables modification of the ‘Subject:’ and ‘Content-Type:’ headers and message
             body.  This is useful when SpamAssassin is configured with ‘defang_mime 0’ and
             ‘report_header 1’, or when SA is simply used to add headers for postprocessing
             later.  Updating the body through the milter interface can be slow for large

     -M      Like -m, but also disables creation of any SpamAssassin ‘X-Spam-*’ headers as well.
             Both tagged and untagged mail gets passed through unchanged.  To be useful, this
             option should be used with the -r, -b, or -B flags.  If -b is used, the
             ‘X-Spam-Orig-To:’ headers will still be added.

     -P pidfile
             Create the file pidfile, containing the processid of the milter.

     -r nn   Reject scanned email if it greater than or equal to nn.  If -1, reject scanned email
             if SpamAssassin tags it as spam (useful if you are also using the -u flag, and users
             have changed their required_hits value).

             For example, if you usually use procmail to redirect tagged email into a separate
             folder just in case of false positives, you can use -r 15 and reject flagrant spam
             outright while still receiving low-scoring messages.

     -R rejecttext
             Mail that is rejected is rejected with the message "Blocked by SpamAssassin".  This
             option allows the user to call with a different message, instead.   See also, the -C

     -S /path/to/sendmail
             This option is used in conjunction with the -x option to specify a path to sendmail
             if the default compiled in choice is not satisfactory.

     -u defaultuser
             Pass the username part of the first recipient to spamc with the -u flag.  This
             allows user preferences files to be used.  If the message is addressed to multiple
             recipients, the username defaultuser is passed instead.

             Note that spamass-milter does not know whether an email is incoming or outgoing, so
             a message from ⟨⟩ to ⟨⟩ will make spamass-milter
             pass -u user2 to spamc.

     -x      Pass the recipient address through sendmail -bv, which will perform virtusertable
             and alias expansion.  The resulting username is then passed to spamc.  Requires the
             -u flag.  The spamass-milter configuration process does its best to find sendmail,
             but it is possible to override this compiled-in setting via the

     -- spamc flags ...
             Pass all remaining options to spamc.  This allows you to connect to a remote spamd
             with -d or -p.


             client interface to SpamAssassin


     spamassassin(1), spamd(1)


     Georg C. F. Greve <>
     Dan Nelson <>
     Todd Kover <>