akonstam at Trinity.Edu
Mon Jul 7 09:56:00 CDT 2003
On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 07:07:43AM -0500, Hector Bojorquez wrote:
> There's a web hosting company I'm dealing that is using
> 1. a "control panel" gui front end to manage email, web page etc for its linux server
> 2. They are using Spam Assasin to identify and tag spam.
> Theoretically, after the spam has been tagged with the following--- "This mail is probably spam. The original message has been attached along with this report, so you can recognize or block similar "--- I can block it through their cute little "block an email" control panel that lets me set up conditions like
> --filter $message_body contains "This mail is probably spam" -- ...
> Problem is that
> 1. Spam Assassin does not recognize all spam. It's very good at recognizing Spam that's has a lot of HTML or that contain words like "FREE-- Po##!graphy", but some spam is just a link.--- So I have to add extra filters such as $message_body contains "penis ehancement"-- (the place I'l doing this for is getting an average of 500 email a day)
> 2. The filter does not seem to catch every mail that has the "This mail is probably spam" tag. Some seem to squeak through and users get the mail with the tag.
> 3. I have no shell access .
> Why would some spam get through? Am I missing out on something here? or filter set ups like this just hit and miss?
> What is frustrating me is that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't-- so I can pin down anything I may be doing wrong.
> Any thoughts?
What version of spamassassin are you using. The versions before 2.5
do not include the Baysian filtering system as far as I can see.
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