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From: Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Improving SpamAssassin's accuracy...
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 03:19:58
1 Hi there,
3 I emerged SpamAssasin on a mailserver the other day, added the
4 appropriate line to /etc/postfix/ and it all seems to be
5 working ok. But it doesn't seem to be very accurate in the default
6 configuration - I have a mailbox with about 4,000 messages,
7 approximately 98% of which are spam and it gets only about 1/3 of
8 them. The statement in `perldoc Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf`that "5.0 is
9 the default setting, is quite aggressive" does not seem true here.
11 The installation is for a small site with about 5 users who won't be
12 capable of much sophistication when it comes to training spam & ham -
13 it's a shame that something magical can't be done involving right-
14 clicks in Outlook - so I'd just like a cheap & cheerful way to
15 improve accuracy.
17 I'd be very happy with a 95% success rate on spam detection, but
18 obviously false positives are a Bad Thing.
20 I read something about Vipul's Razor so emerged it before emerging
21 SpamAssasin - I think this means that SA is able to take advantage of
22 it - but haven't looked yet into setting it up. Is it any good? I
23 read stuff about training Razor & returning feedback to the network,
24 but that's really not an option here - is it possible just to use
25 Razor as a "leeching" client?
27 Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
29 Stroller.
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Improving SpamAssassin's accuracy... William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
Re: [gentoo-user] Improving SpamAssassin's accuracy... Ryan Viljoen <ravilj@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Improving SpamAssassin's accuracy... Hans-Werner Hilse <hilse@×××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Improving SpamAssassin's accuracy... Etaoin Shrdlu <shrdlu@×××××××××××××.org>