Positive and Negative Weighting

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Positive and Negative Weighting

Postby momzeycom » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:21 pm

does positive and negative weighting do anything in the spam protection tab.

can those settings be altered to reduce spam?

I have looked everywhere i could think of but I cannot find what those setting do.

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Re: Positive and Negative Weighting

Postby MailEnable-Ian » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:07 am


Yes if you change the values it will either count as more positive weight to spam or not spam when the message is provided a spam score. Perhaps you need to review the following articles to provide a better understanding how the spam protection script works:

Spam Protection

Spam protection within MailEnable is a weighted filtering system that accumulates points for each factor of a message that could be considered spam. The spam protection values can be found in the spam protection under the Messaging Manager in your MailEnable Administration Program. The goal here is to find a perfect balance of points per message for your spam. Each one of the values would not necessarily be deem a message as spam on its own but if several fail then the chance of the message being scored being spam is considerably higher.

PLEASE NOTE - The spam protection filter will do nothing to the message except add a header line to the message. This header is then checked when a message is being delivered to a mailbox, and an action may be performed, depending on what the user has configured under their Spam Protection options in webmail. One of the following values depending on the score of points compared to the threshold you set in the spam protection values will be added:

X-ME-Spam: Low

X-ME-Spam: Medium

X-ME-Spam: High


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