[linux-elitists] Spamassassin Netiquette
Karsten M. Self
Thu May 9 13:36:36 PDT 2002
on Thu, May 09, 2002, Justin F. Knotzke (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> After reading a few threads concerning Spamassassin I decided to
> dump my Spambouncer procmail filters http://www.spambouncer.org for
> Spamassassin. Seems to be working rather well.
> I have but one question. Should one report spam (spamassassin -r <
> spam) only when a piece of spam makes it through undetected or should
> one report all spam, detected or not?
My understanding is that "spamassassin -r" feeds Vipul's Razor. And
that this happens automatically at the autoreport threshold. You may be
thinking of email@example.com, more below.
My policy is:
- Autoreport spam above a certain threshold, in my case, 10, which
has resulted in virtually no false positives, from several thousand
mails. These are filtered to "spamassassin-autoreport" via
- Filter all messages 5 - <10 to a non-autoreported folder
("spamassassin"). I manually eyeball the messages, and run a shell
command in the maildir folder after clearing out false positives (a
few per week) and inappropriate messages:
for file in *;
echo ">>> $file <<<"
cat $file | spamassassin -r
cat $file | ricochet
...which reports the message to Vipul's razor, and via ricochet
(which can be problematic, but it's the best I've got). I also
bounce the message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Other filtering rules apply, unrecognized addresses fall to a
"Greylist" box. If any of these are spam, I bounce them to
email@example.com, which is a false-negatives
I'm looking for a place to report false positives, which I don't see.
General feedback on this policy are also appreciated.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
Keep software free. Oppose the CBDTPA. Kill S.2048 dead.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 232 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://allium.zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/attachments/20020509/218a8bf0/attachment.pgp
More information about the linux-elitists