SpamAssassin Test Technique

SpamAssassin is a great open source software package that provides bayesian spam filtering for email. It is very customizable, and has lots of cool 3rd party plugins for making your life as a server administrator just that much easier.

Lately I was configuring SpamAssassin to do some filtering and needed a way to test that the spam filters were being tripped. Without writing emails that were chock full of obscene words, I found the default text string that triggers an email to be flagged automatically as SPAM.

XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X

I know this will help some wandering server administrator out there somewhere!

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