SpamAssassin - Advanced Filtering

For email clienst that support Spam sorting and filtering via message headers (ie: Eudora, Evolution, and Kmail) - you can tweak and fine tune the filter

Example headers from a of spam message is shown below.

X-Spam-Status: Yes, hits=6.1 required=5.0 tests=PLING,NO_OBLIGATION,
FORGED_YAHOO_RCVD version=2.20
X-Spam-Flag: YES
X-Spam-Level: *****
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.20
 (devel $Id:,v 1.77 2002/04/06 19:28:30 hughescr Exp $)
X-Spam-Report:   6.1 hits, 5 required;
  *  0.5 -- Subject has an exclamation mark
  *  2.6 -- BODY: There is no obligation.
  * -1.6 -- BODY: Contains a claim of copyright
  * -0.6 -- BODY: Frame wanted to load outside URL
  *  0.0 -- BODY: Includes a URL link to send an email
  *  3.2 -- HTML-only mail, with no text version
  *  2.0 -- Forged 'Received:' header found

You can adjust your filtering threshold based on the X-Spam-Level: header.
The number of asterisks shown indicates how many hits it aquired after being analyzed.
The more asterisks, the more likely it is spam. By default something that scores a 5
or higher is flagged with a YES as being spam, but some may feel 5 is too low a number.
To accomodate those that would like a higher threshold, you can filter off the
X-Spam-Level: header and it's corresponding asterisks

Specify a word or phrase to search for in the message header:

X-Spam-Level: *****

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10181 Crosstown Circle
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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