Disabling Spam Assassin
If you are using SAS Spam Shield with your email account, we recommend that you disable Spam Assassin, our original spam-filtering system. Below are the steps for doing so.
These steps will only turn off the filtering component of Spam Assassin; messages will still be scored by Spam Assassin when they arrive at the SAS email system. If you have a mail client, like Thunderbird, configured to filter SPAM based on Spam Assassin scoring, you will continue to be able to do so.
NOTE: When SAS Spam Shield is activated for all users on Thurs, 11/13, Spam Assassin will automatically be disabled for all users.
- Log into the Facstaff account management page at https://www.sas.upenn.edu/facstaff/account
- Click on the Spam filter link in the left navigation bar
- Set the New Protection Level to Off. Click Update Spam Protection button.
Please note that you'll see a screen stating that "Your spam filters are currently disabled." If you do not presently have Spam Assassin turned on. In this case, no changes are necessary; simply log out of the facstaff account management site.
- Click Logout now in the left navigation bar.