Apache SpamAssassin report to Board for September 2022

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 our rule update infrastructure and our dev and user mailing lists, are continuing smoothly.

Primary focus for development is now targeting version 4.0.0.

On 10 September 2022 we produced our second release candidate of 4.0.0, as part of the final steps towards a full release.


The last release was Apache SpamAssassin version 3.4.6 on 12 April 2021.

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:

Paul Stead (pds) 23 March 2021

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