General Settings

The General options are broken down into the following categories:



Message Tagging


User Settable

The following categories can be changed by any user.


The version-related keywords enable you to manage your configuration files. For example, you can ensure that all of your mail relays are running the same config file version by using these options.

require_version n.nn

This requires SpamAssassin to read in a configuration file with the required version set. If SpamAssassin tries to read in a different version (newer or older), it will output a warning and ignore the configuration file.

version_tag string

string is reported as the version of the configuration file. This should be used if ...

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