Install SpamAssassin on Windows Server 2008 as a service

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Here is a little tutorial on how to install SpamAssassin on Windows Server 2008 as system service:

  • Download and install the binary version of SpamAssassin (for example

  • Download NSSM ( and put the nssm.exe within Windows directory.
    This is a wrapper to run spamd as service on Windows.

  • Now in a console type "nssm install SpamAssassin", choose the spamd.exe file from the installation directory of SpamAssassin and put your parameters into the Options field.

  • Click on the install button and have a look to the server services. Here you have the SpamAssassin service ready to start.

Bye, marco.
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