Custom or third-party rules described here are not part of the official SpamAssassin distribution. They may have a different license and are not from the Apache Software Foundation.

Multi-File Rule Sets

In mid-2004, Bob Menschel, SARE Ninja, started developing multi-file rule sets. This allows us to segregate SARE rules not only by type or subject matter, but also by whether it's applicable for a class of email systems.

This is a new system SARE is experimenting with, and so file names may change as we develop improvements to this system, but the ideas should remain basically the same.

Each multi-file rule set has at least four files, and several have more. These files are: