SpamAssassin Bug

This is a notification received from Cpanel regarding a bug found in SpamAssassin.

The Quality Assurance team discovered a bug within the SpamAssassin ruleset
that will mark messages sent in the year 2010 (that’s today) and beyond
with a higher spam score than expected. This bug can result in legitimate mail
being flagged as spam.

The cPanel Development team has issued a hot fix that will address this issue
and will automatically update the SpamAssassin ruleset to resolve this issue.
If you have automatic cPanel updates enabled, no further action is required.

If you do not have automatic cPanel updates enabled, you can manually update
the SpamAssassin ruleset by executing the following commands in a root shell:

/scripts/autorepair spamd_y2010_fix

For a more detailed explanation and information on resolving this problem on a
non-cPanel environment, please review:

As always, the entire cPanel team has pulled together to provide a rapid
response to this issue as we realize proper email delivery is mission

If you need any assistance, our 24×7 Technical Analyst team is standing by to
provide you with further instructions, answers, and solutions to this bug. To
reach them please submit a ticket via:
You can also join the discussion on the SpamAssassin bug at

Happy New Year,
The cPanel Team

I just love the the whole “oh and by the way, happy new year…” thing.

too funny…


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