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Re: [ProgSoc] spamassassin
>>Does spamassassin require a little tweaking?
> Maybe. I'm quite happy to whack the required hits to 10 or something.
> Most of the spam I get has been well over 15. I havent had any
> legitimate mail tagged yet.
I've been running SpamAssassin at home for a good few months now, and I
can count the number of wrongly identified messages on one hand.
I run SpamAssassin from my maildrop .mailfilter file: the .mailfilter
first sorts email from friends/mailing lists into appropriate
subfolders. Maildrop will exit once it's been given a delivery folder;
this makes it easy to have any unfiltered messages run through SpamAssassin.
I've been monitoring the scores of the spam I receive, and anything over
10 is virtually guarenteed to be spam. As such, I've recently set up an
extra maildrop rule to deliver messages that receive a score >10 to
/dev/null. I then set up a logfile to record these, so I can
periodically check for anything that might've been from a legitimate
recipient (thus far though, I've yet to have a single one >10 that was
I still get about 2 a day that is below 10, which gets filtered into a
"spam" folder. I'm watching this and plan on fine-tuning the /dev/null
score based on this.
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