Jeff Schroeder on 3 Aug 2002 21:33:06 -0000

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Re: [hosers-announce] spam filtering?

At 04:48 PM 8/3/2002, you wrote:
I'm thinking about setting up a spam filter for myself on charybdis, because
I now get too much spam to complain about manually. Hence, a few questions
for everybody:

1) What would be a good spam filter to use? (I was looking at Spam Assassin.)

2) Would anyone else be interested in using a filter?

Spam Assassin can be used as a site-wide thing, or can be used on an
individual basis. If used on individual accounts, it can be set to filter spam
into a seperate folder (via procmail), to dump spam into a file, or to feed it
to /dev/null, among other things. A site-wide setup is more efficient, but
I'm not sure if it's individually configurable, nor would I want, e.g., for
all the spam to end up in one place to be dealt with manually, since that
would end up being my job, and what I want is *less* spam to deal with.

I would be interested in using a filter provided that 1) mail delivery is not delayed and 2) the filter is initially set to a low threshold and gradually raised if necessary. I don't want false-positives.

Based on web sites, it seems to be common to just tag the likely spam, and continue with delivery. I'd be happy with this because I will still get the message if it is a false positive, and I can automatically filter the tag on my end.


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