Pfff... You're kidding right? We had non-list-members able to post? Oh
dear lord... ROFLMAO.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Auer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 07:22
Subject: [Freedos-user] Re: Re: OT: Adjusting the spam-bar (scores)
> I will try the new configuration for a while, but it looks like
> my "hey, lets put a limit at score 3.0" suggestion is made obsolete
> by "oops, we forgot to enable only-list-members-can-post" found on
> the same day. About my decision tree: Things which look like being
> from freedos-* lists or being about FreeDOS itself are handled very
> generously, only if they contain executable attachments or look like
> "virus notification to alledged sender" nonsense, they are still
> thrown away as spam. The new setup adds "... or have a high spam score".
> For normal mails, the greylisting (force a second send attempt if the
> mail server IP is unknown) now implemented in our mail servers has
> reduced spam a lot, almost scary. My local spam filter now has only
> ten spams per day or so left to process. Last but not least, we have
> Antivir on the gateway mail server, but that has the stupid property
> of sending (easy to throw away by a filter rule) notifications about
> the alledged sender and subject to me, without mentioning the much more
> useful sender IP. On the other hand, it correctly removes almost every
> single incoming virus. My trash folder is a lot smaller that way :-).
> I think there are now more viruses than spam coming to me, because the
> spammers are slowed down by greylisting while viruses use more official
> ways to send mail and are probably more "insisting on me".
> > I assume that you request suggestions on how to strengthen underpowered
> > unintelligent anti-spam approaches and are not so egocentric as to
> > that everyone else on list need think about restructuring their own
> > content just to make your life easier due to use of simplistic
> > single-decision-point spam filtering.
> PS: The most egocentric thing in my spam filter rules is "if I do not
> know you as somebody who is forced to use HTML, and if you are not talking
> about DOS, then your mail is considered spam if it is in HTML...". Might
> a bit overdoing things, but don't worry, I keep an eye on my spam folder.
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