I’ve recently seen an influx of spam on several of the sites that I run. This led to a closer investigation of the default settings in Spamassassin.

You can automatically delete messages marked as spam. First set the number of hits required before mail is considered spam.

(Note: “5” is the default setting. The lower the number, the more conservative the setting.)

The description in CPanel isn’t as clear as it could be so I had to look further.

The numeric value is the measure at which Spam gets deleted.  Messages are assigned points based on how ‘spammy’ they appear.  Given that piece of info, the lower the number, the fewer messages get through.