Change spam filtering and delivery settings for a virtual server
This command can be used to change the location than email tagged as spam or virus-laden is delivered to for one or more virtual servers. The servers to act on can be either specified with the
--domain parameter, or all domains with spam filtering enabled can be selected with
The following parameters control what happens to messages identified as spam :
--spam-delete Delete all spam mail.
--spam-deliver Deliver to user's mailbox normally.
--spam-normal Write to user's
~/mail/spam file in mbox format.
--spam-maildir Write to user's
~/Maildir/.spam file in Maildir format.
--spam-file Write to the file following this parameter, which must be relative to the user's home directory.
--spam-email Forward to the email address following this parameter.
--spam-dest Write to the absolute file following the parameter.
A similar set of options exist for virus filtering, but starting with
--virus instead of
Virtualmin has the ability to delete spam from the spam folders of all users in a domain once it passes some threshold, such as age or size. You can enable this with the
--spamclear-days parameter followed by the maximum age in days, or
--spamclear-size followed by a size in bytes. Or to turn off spam deletion, use the
SpamAssassin gives each message it scans a numeric score, and typically anything above 5 is considered spam and placed in a separate user folder. However, you can choose to simply delete all incoming spam with a score above some higher threshold (such as 10) using the
--spam-delete-level parameter, which must be followed by a number. To turn this behaviour off again, use the
To enable the spamtrap and hamtrap aliases for the selected virtual servers, you can use the
--spamtrap command-line flag. Similarly, to remove them use the
--no-spamtrap flag. When enabled, users will be able to forward spam to email@example.com for adding to the domain's blacklist.
Command Line Help
virtualmin modify-spam --domain name | --all-domains [--spam-delete | --spam-deliver | --spam-normal | --spam-file file-under-home | --spam-email address | --spam-dest file | --spam-maildir ] [--spam-delete-level score | --spam-no-delete-level] [--virus-delete | --virus-normal | --virus-file file-under-home | --virus-email address | --virus-dest file --virus-maildir ] [--spam-whitelist | --no-spam-whitelist] [--use-spamassassin | --use-spamc] [--spamclear-none | --spamclear-days days --spamclear-size bytes] [--use-clamscan | --use-clamdscan] [--spamtrap | --no-spamtrap] Warning - modifying the SpamAssassin or virus scanning client for individual domains is deprecated.