rspamc(1) rspamd command line client


rspamc [options] [command] [input-file]...

rspamc --help


Rspamc is a simple client for checking messages using rspamd or for learning rspamd by messages. Rspamc supports the following commands:

  • Scan commands:
  • symbols: scan message and show symbols (default command)
  • Control commands
  • learn_spam: learn message as spam
  • learn_ham: learn message as ham
  • fuzzy_add: add message to fuzzy storage (check \-f and \-w options for this command)
  • fuzzy_del: delete message from fuzzy storage (check \-f option for this command)
  • stat: show rspamd statistics
  • stat_reset: show and reset rspamd statistics (useful for graphs)
  • counters: display rspamd symbols statistics
  • uptime: show rspamd uptime
  • add_symbol: add or modify symbol settings in rspamd
  • add_action: add or modify action settings

Control commands that modifies rspamd state are considered as privileged and basically requires a password to be specified with \-P option (see OPTIONS, below, for details). This depends on a controller's settings and is discussed in rspamd-workers page.

Input files may be either regular file(s) or a directory to scan. If no files are specified rspamc reads from the standard input. Controller commands usually does not accept any input, however learn* and fuzzy* commands requires input.


-h host[:port], --connect=host[:port] Specify host and port

-P password, --password=password Specify control password

-c name, --classifier=name
Classifier to learn spam or ham (bayes is used by default)
-w weight, --weight=weight
Weight for fuzzy operations
-f number, --flag=number
Flag for fuzzy operations
-p, --pass
Pass all filters
-v, --verbose
More verbose output
-i ip address, --ip=ip address
Emulate that message was received from specified ip address
-u username, --user=username
Emulate that message was from specified user
-d [email protected], [email protected]
Emulate that message is delivered to specified user
-F [email protected], [email protected]
Emulate that message is from specified user
-r [email protected], [email protected]
Emulate that message is for specified user
Imitate SMTP HELO passing from MTA
Imitate hostname passing from MTA (rspamd assumes that it is verified by MTA)
-t seconds, --timeout=seconds
Timeout for waiting for a reply
-b host:port, --bind=host:port
Bind to specified ip address
List available commands


On exit rspamc returns 0 if operation was successfull and an error code otherwise.


Check stdin:

rspamc < some_file

Check files:

rspamc symbols file1 file2 file3

Learn files:

rspamc \-P pass learn_spam file1 file2 file3

Add fuzzy hash to set 2:

rspamc \-P pass \-f 2 \-w 10 fuzzy_add file1 file2

Delete fuzzy hash from other server:

rspamc \-P pass \-h hostname:11334 \-f 2 fuzzy_del file1 file2

Get statistics:

rspamc stat

Get uptime:

rspamc uptime

Add custom rule's weight:

rspamc add_symbol test 1.5

Add custom action's weight:

rspamc add_action reject 7.1