[Techtalk] spam filters

Raquel raquel at thericehouse.net
Tue Oct 24 14:11:32 UTC 2006

On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 00:30:34 -0700
Maria McKinley <maria at shadlen.org> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I am currently using spamassasin to filter spam on our mail
> server.  Lately it has not been doing a very good job. I keep
> trying to update  it, but I always seem to be at the latest
> release. Does anyone have any  suggestions? Either an alternate
> spam filter or some secret knob to turn  to make it work better?
> ;-) I have the spam level at 5 right now, but I 
>   don't think turning it further down would help much, because
>   most of 
> the spam getting through seems to be a 2.5 or less (and a
> depressing  amount of them are at 0!). Any advice? Has anyone
> tried turning it down  as low as a 2? What sort of false positives
> do you get?
> thanks,
> maria

Do you continue to train the bayesian filters with SPAM that gets
missed?  What rulesets do you use?

He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with, has
no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
  --Benjamin Franklin

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