[Yum] Mailing list administrivia (was: "THE LIMITS OF CORPORATE POWER")

Joseph Tate jtate at dragonstrider.com
Thu Nov 6 21:04:54 UTC 2003


Robert G. Brown wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Hedemark, Magnus wrote:
> 
> 
>>This raises an issue with the mailing list... if it is going to be
>>configured to relay mail from non-subscribers without moderator approval,
>>can it at least be set up with SpamAssassin to nuke stuff like this before
>>it hits the list server?
> 
> 
> X-Spam-Status: No, hits=4.7 required=5.0
>         tests=AWL,BIG_FONT,CALL_FREE,EXCUSE_3,EXCUSE_7,
>               HTML_COMMENT_SAVED_URL,NO_REAL_NAME,SPAM_PHRASE_08_13
>         version=2.44
> X-Spam-Level: ****
> 
> Alas, didn't quite make the standard SA threshold anyway.
> 
> A fair bit is getting through to me even with SA.  It's the eternal
> paradox -- how to set a filter threshold to eliminate noise without
> risking signal.  SA tends to be conservative but it is still saving me
> about 500K worth of SPAM-clearing a week.  I can live with a few 'd's a
> day...
> 
>    rgb

You'll do a lot better with SA > 2.55.  Add Bayesian to the mix and 
you'll have much better tagging results.  RPMs are available at 
spamassassin.org.

The AWL is probably what drops it below the threshold.  (my SA 2.60 
didn't catch it either, but I think I've got a whitelist set up for 
dulug.duke.edu)

My problem is that this is the 7th message from 'alvin at beard.com' and it 
has not yet been added to the "automatically reject all mail from these 
addresses" list.

Joseph




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