cpan-security-advisory VS SpamAssassin

Compare cpan-security-advisory vs SpamAssassin and see what are their differences.


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cpan-security-advisory SpamAssassin
1 8
20 276
- 1.8%
8.1 8.5
9 days ago 6 days ago
Perl Perl
Artistic License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of cpan-security-advisory. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-10.
  • Revitalizing CPAN::Audit
    2 projects | /r/perl | 10 Jun 2022
    In 2018, Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (VTI) created CPAN::Audit, a program to compare your installed Perl modules against a list of security notices. A couple months ago, a friend asked me about the module and I thought it sounded interesting. I volunteered to update it, so Renée Bäcker and I did just that. Even the most green Perl developer can help too.


Posts with mentions or reviews of SpamAssassin. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-03.
  • Apache SpamAssassin 4.0.1 has been released
    1 project | | 29 Mar 2024
  • Ok, I've migrated email to selfhosted
    2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 3 Jul 2023
    spamassassin or rspamd or ASSP. All very good. Spamassassin just works, but you need to feed it a good cohort of spam and ham (about 1000 messages each). Most people only send it the spam which will then bias it quite a bit and not have it classify spam as spam unless it's the worst of the bunch. Spamassassin is a filter for your mail server. rspamd is the same idea. ASSP is highly configurable and a proxy.
  • I am looking for something like barracuda for a home setup
    1 project | /r/homelab | 4 Jun 2022 ?
  • Using Flask for a personal website - add dynamic component?
    1 project | /r/flask | 29 Sep 2021
    I'm currently looking into using a Bayesian spam filter like Bogofilter or Apache Spamassassin to help out. I'd run the contents of my Contact Us form through the filter after the initial validation, and if the contents are below my spam threshold, I would actually send out the contact us request.
  • Using xyz TLD domain as a primary email address
    1 project | | 22 Aug 2021
    Avoid it. Apache's SpameAssassin flags several TLDs including .xyz as 'suspicious' nTLD[1].


  • Domain or Dedicated Email account to improve deliverability?
    1 project | /r/Emailmarketing | 30 Jul 2021
    The famous spam filter SpamAssassin. Score: -0.6. A score below -5 is considered spam. -0.1 DKIM_SIGNED Message has a DKIM or DK signature, not necessarily valid This rule is automatically applied if your email contains a DKIM signature but other positive rules will also be added if your DKIM signature is valid. See immediately below. 0.1 DKIM_VALID Message has at least one valid DKIM or DK signature Great! Your signature is valid 0.1 DKIM_VALID_AU Message has a valid DKIM or DK signature from author's domain Great! Your signature is valid and it's coming from your domain name 0.1 DKIM_VALID_EF Message has a valid DKIM or DK signature from envelope-from domain -0.001 HTML_MESSAGE HTML included in message No worry, that's expected if you send HTML emails 0.001 RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_H2 Average reputation (+2) listed in -0.001 SPF_HELO_NONE SPF: HELO does not publish an SPF Record 0.001 SPF_PASS SPF: sender matches SPF record Great! Your SPF is valid -0.01 T_KAM_HTML_FONT_INVALID Test for Invalidly Named or Formatted Colors in HTML -0.644 URIBL_SBL Contains an URL listed in the SBL blocklist -0.1 URIBL_SBL_A Contains URL\'s A record listed in the SBL blocklist
  • Spamassassin Untrustworthy TLDs
    1 project | /r/selfhosted | 19 Jul 2021
    Maybe you updated spamassassin in the process? Because it looks like they have a list of "spammy TLDs" and .site is in it.
  • Why Your Emails May Be Bouncing Back & What You Can Do About It
    3 projects | | 6 May 2021
    To detect whether incoming emails are malicious, mail servers also use spam scanners, such as Apache's popular SpamAssasin. The internal workings of these spam scanners can be somewhat complicated (involving Naive Bayes Classifiers on trained, large datasets, for the curious), but the primary takeaway is that these classification systems typically assign a numerical point value to an incoming email to determine the validity of the message. The higher the score, the more likely that the email is spam. For reference, the ISP Optimum states the following regarding their spam filtering:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing cpan-security-advisory and SpamAssassin you can also consider the following projects:

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clamtk - An easy to use, light-weight, on-demand virus scanner for Linux systems

pfSense - Main repository for pfSense

Data-UUID - perl library for generating universally unique identifiers

Pen Test Tools - Homebrew Tap - Pen Test Tools

Crypt-LE - Crypt::LE - Let's Encrypt / Buypass / ZeroSSL and other ACME-servers client and library in Perl for obtaining free SSL certificates (inc. generating RSA/ECC keys and CSRs). HTTP/DNS verification is supported out of the box, EAB (External Account Binding) supported, easily extended with plugins, easily dockerized.

Blackbox - Safely store secrets in Git/Mercurial/Subversion

ImapSync - Imapsync is an IMAP transfers tool. The purpose of imapsync is to migrate IMAP accounts or to backup IMAP accounts. IMAP is one of the three current standard protocols to access mailboxes, the two others are POP3 and HTTP with webmails, webmails are often tied to an IMAP server. Upstream website is

spamscanner - Spam Scanner is a Node.js anti-spam, email filtering, and phishing prevention tool and service. Built for @ladjs, @forwardemail, @cabinjs, @breejs, and @lassjs.

Denyhosts - Automated host blocking from SSH brute force attacks

crowdsec - CrowdSec - the open-source and participative security solution offering crowdsourced protection against malicious IPs and access to the most advanced real-world CTI.