PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Habeas Inc., the company that defeats spam by enabling trust in legitimate email, today confirmed that SpamAssassin 3.0.0, the most recent, major update to the leading open-source anti-spam software, includes specific rules that enhance the security and deliverability of Habeas Sender Warranted Email. SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter that uses advanced statistical and heuristic tests to identify spam. It is deployed by numerous ISPs, enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses as the 'front line' filtering technology in the war against spam. The new Habeas rule-set implemented in SpamAssassin 3.0.0 checks inbound email messages for the presence of Habeas Warrant Mark, Habeas' copyrighted set of x-headers that are included in email messages sent by Habeas' customers. When a Habeas header is detected in an email, SpamAssassin automatically checks the Habeas Whitelist to positively identify the sending IP address as that of a valid Habeas licensee. SpamAssassin also checks the Habeas Blacklist to determine if the sending IP address is of a known Habeas license violator (i.e., a spammer). The combination of the Habeas Warrant Mark and Habeas Whitelist enables SpamAssassin 3.0.0 to easily authenticate the sending domain's identity and discern the positive reputation of the email sender. The end result is that SpamAssassin provides a -8 (negative 8) score to Habeas Sender Warranted Email, effectively ensuring the delivery of the email to its intended recipient. "SpamAssassin is an important weapon in the war on spam. It's widely deployed both in its native open-source form and as the basis for many commercial anti-spam solutions," said Peter Christy, principal at NetsEdge Research Group. "The comprehensive support for Habeas integrated into SpamAssassin 3.0.0 demonstrates the broad recognition and trust of Habeas' Sender Warranted Email service." "We're excited to continue our relationship with the SpamAssassin community through Habeas support and functionality in SpamAssassin 3.0.0," said Des Cahill, Habeas' chief executive officer. "By providing accreditation and email classification services, Habeas is enabling SpamAssassin to better handle legitimate email, which directly enables more aggressive filtering of unknown or bad email." Email Accreditation and Authentication Emerging identity standards, including DomainKeys, Sender ID and SPF, are welcome additions to the arsenal of weapons in the fight against spam. But they're not a "silver bullet." Habeas believes accreditation services, which certify that an email sender complies with recognized best practices when sending email, are a crucial addition. Accreditation, when combined with identity standards, enables true identification of legitimate email. About Habeas Inc. The proliferation of spam, and the response to it, has made email an unreliable medium for legitimate business communications and ecommerce. Habeas is helping to build a sustainable model for email so that legitimate businesses can consistently use email to communicate with their customers, and so that ISPs can be confident that email from these businesses consists of legitimate business-critical communications. Habeas' solutions enable companies to comply with the latest standards and regulations; to identify themselves as adopters of email best practices; to outsource the monitoring and resolution of their email delivery problems to experts at Habeas; and to track and increase the delivery rates of their legitimate email. www.habeas.com. NOTE: Habeas and Habeas Sender Warranted Email are registered trademarks of Habeas Inc. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks or copyrights of their respective owners.
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