How to Enable/Disable SpamAssassin and it’s service – WHM/cPanel

Before going to disable the feature you must know what is SpamAssassin and the use in servers.

Spam Assassin
It is an email utility in WHM/cpanel server for filtering the incoming emails and testing for spam characteristics. This results in an overall score. If an incoming message reaches a predefined score, the message is discarded. This score can be set under the Filters heading. The default setting is 5. You can Enable/Disable the SpamAssassin utility from the WHM control panel. Do follow the steps below for doing the same.

Steps to Enable/Disable SpamAssassin:
Step 1 : Login to WHM control panel
Step 2 : Go to

Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings >> Under the mail category >> search 'Spam'

See the option on this image;
Spam assassin

Step 3 : Select the Enable/Disable button and then save it.

If you want to disable the Spam Assassin feature, then you may stop the service for Spam Assassin on server.
How to stop the Spam Assassin service?

Home >> Service Configuration >> Service Manager >> Un-select the service spamd from list

That’s it!! 🙂

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