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ASSP Deluxe Spam Filtering Deteriorating

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Hello everyone,
I’ve been using ASSP 1.9.9(13300) bundled within “ASSP Deluxe,” a package that adds plugins to make ASSP work well for individual users within the cPanel shared web hosting environment. ASSP was doing really great until a couple of months ago, but now 30-40% of the spam sent to my account passes through unfiltered. I’m trying to figure out whether I need to switch to some other spam filtering solution, such as ConfigServer’s MailScanner package (the built in cPanel SpamAssassin + RBL combination wasn’t cutting it anymore a year and a half ago when I bought ASSP Deluxe).

I’m wondering if something has gone with the reporting I’ve done to assp-spam@ in attempting to train the filter. When I use Mail Analyze in the ASSP web interface, it mentioned my own domain name as a “bad word” per the Bayesian filter, but listed many of the filler words included in the spam — including some gibberish — as “good words.”


For example, a recent spam I looked at in Mail Analyzer was found in “PB Black,” “RBLCache” and “PTRCache,” but the final ASSP-Score was only 25:

X-Assp-Delay: tbutler@———– not delayed (in delaySpamLovers);
29 Mar 2014 07:45:19 -0500
X-Assp-Score: 4 (bombSubjectRe: ‘% (4)’)
X-Assp-Score: -2 (SPF pass)
X-Assp-Score: 5 (SpamFriends)
X-Assp-Score: 25 (PTR missing)
X-Assp-Envelope-From: creditcardoffers@jadedrop.com
X-Assp-Version: 1.9.9(13300)

Often times, spams have even lower scores than that — so the solution seems more complicated than telling ASSP to block mail at a lower score.

Any suggestions? I’m not really sure even where to start trying to diagnose this problem.


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