Frequently Asked Questions
What does my SpamAssassin score mean? How can I reduce my score?
- Category: Design and spam testing
SpamAssassin is one of the most effective and popular content based spam filters on the market. It uses a scoring system where messages are tagged as spam only when they have enough spam characteristics in total. A properly managed SpamAssassin installation correctly identifies 90% to 95% of spam with less than 1% false positives.
A score of more than 5 may cause deliverability issues while scores of greater than 10 frequently develop delivery issues. You should always aim to keep your score under 5 for each campaign you send.