Verifying SpamAssassin Operation

In order to be sure that your SpamAssassin installation is working, there are a couple of tests that can be performed. These tests will determine if the SpamAssassin engine is able to identify spam messages with the default installation. The first test is to see if a spam message is identified by the filters correctly, and the second test determines whether a non-spam message is allowed through the program.

Testing a Spam Message

Fortunately, SpamAssassin ships with a message that you can use to easily verify that the filters identify a spam message correctly. The message SpamAssassin ships with is shown in Figure 3.6.

Figure 3.6. SpamAssassin test spam message.
 Subject: Test spam mail (GTUBE) Message-ID: <GTUBE1.1010101@example.net> ...

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