[HCS-D]Re: new student group
Gregory N. Price
gprice at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Dec 8 20:42:48 EST 2004
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 04:05:54PM -0500, Ivan Krstic wrote:
Gregory N. Price wrote:
>I'm not sure what `tagging-based' is supposed to mean, but the
>approach used by SpamAssassin certainly isn't false-positive-proof.
Right. I was referring to the fact that SA/CRM114 'tag' mail headers
with a spam index, and then let user-side software deal with it
(procmail) rather than rejecting mail outright - the RBL approach - at
the MTA level.
Oh, I get it; when you wrote
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 12:59:32AM -0500, Ivan Krstic wrote:
Ivan Krstic wrote:
>hcs% mailq|grep "^[0-9A-Z]"|wc -l
... of which, I just found about 1000 fall in one of three roughly
identically-headered pieces of virus/spam mail. When migrating lists,
I'd like to hook automatic virus scanning into the MTA ...
you didn't mean the latter sentence as a solution to the former
(i.e. the size of our queues), but rather to the downstream problem
(i.e. the spam in users' mailboxes) it points out.
It's true that I don't really need any customization of my spam filter
beyond perhaps what numerical threshold I use. So system-wide
tagging, if it makes learning more effective or even just saves
resources, is a good thing.
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