This is just crazy. The KB says I can turn off spam filtering and I can’t. I opened a ticket and the answer was you will never be able to. I’ve pasted it below.
How is the amount of spam hitting their incoming servers reduced by filtering spam after it arrives? If I throw out all of the junk mail at home, I still get my mailbox stuffed with political postcards and letters every day.
I wish they would have warned us about this new ‘feature’ as I could have had time to move everything. Now I’ve got to scramble around to move to a different host.
I’ve been here more than a decade and they tell me new domains will have spam filtering on. I don’t have a new domain I have old domains I just want their nonsense filtering off. This was not a wise decision on the part of dreamhost.
I apologize for the delay in being able to get back to you regarding this
inquiry and for any inconvenience this may be causing you! In order to
cut down on the amount of incoming spam to our mail servers, spam
filtering is enabled by default for new domains and is unable to be
It is actually our intention to push all domains that currently do not
use spam filtering, to use spam filtering in the near future. The idea
here is that our new service is set to learn and continue to block spam,
which in turn can keep our mail services more stable and functional as a
whole. We do apologize for any specific changes that are causing you or
your team any discouragement, but hope that over time this new offering
will solidify the stability of our services. Furthermore, we are trying
to cut down the amount of spam that hits our shared mail services as a
whole, which was just not something we were able to do with Spamassassin
any longer. Unfortunately, the old spam filtering service was beginning
to cause more problems than it was solving.
So, for the future with spam filtering enabled, if you are noticing mail
going to your “spam” folder that should not be, please make sure to mark
it as “Not Spam” using the button within atmail. You may also want to
whitelist any email addresses that should never be marked as spam to
ensure they are delivered to your inbox instead! Have a peek at this
guide for more information on how to blacklist/whitelist specific mail
within your atmail client:
If you have any further questions or concerns for us, please let us know!