[clug] SPAM

Bill Clarke llib at computer.org
Tue May 6 11:05:06 EST 2003

Sam Couter wrote, On 05/05/03 20:27:
> I use SpamAssassin. It seems to catch 90 to 95% of spam, and I haven't
> had a false positive yet. It's not perfect (that would be 100%), but
> it's very good.

i've noticed that lately (with SpamAssassin) i'm getting a few messages 
per day (at least 5 today) that are getting below my SpamAssassin radar 
(currently set to spam at score 3).  in fact, some spam are getting 
scores much less than zero (e.g., -6), and are getting quite big (just 
got a couple of 1MB spams).  i bypass SpamAssassin for large messages; i 
may have to change that policy.  i get about 30-50 spam per day.

and now i've just noticed i have a couple of false positives from the 
last five days: Brumbies B-Mail, and slashdot daily newsletter ("hair" 
[as in "hairdos"] and "loss" [as in "Some_fear_loss_of_privacy"] added 
4.3 to the score).  all but one of the recent spam to clug were filtered.

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