Apache SpamAssassin report to Board for December 2019

SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam. The project provides a framework/engine and regular rule updates that reflect the changing nature of spam email seen in the wild. Updated rules are generated through a combination of hand crafted contributions and automated processing of spam and anonymized processed non-spam that are contributed by volunteers.

Status and health report:

The project activities, including running of our rule update infrastructure and our dev and user mailing lists, are continuing smoothly.

SpamAssassin 3.4.3 was released on 11 December, 2019, somewhat over a year since our previous release. We now intend to return our development focus to our main branch for 4.0. 

We are having disruption to our automated processing due to denial of service attacks against the SVN resources.  Thank you to infra for fighting this attack.


The last release was Apache SpamAssassin version 3.4.3 on 11 December 2019.  It contained two CVE fixes and resolves all known outstanding open security issues on the project.

Note that we maintain online rule updates that are continuously updated through a combination of developer contributions and automated processing via our mass-check facility.

Committer/PMC changes:

Most recent new committer:

Paul Stead (pds) 12 September 2018

Most recent new PMC members:

Giovanni Bechis (gbechis) 24 Sep 2018

Henrik Krohns (hege) 25 Sep 2018

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