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On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:26:24 -0400, Roberto wrote in message 

> More recently this discussion came up on debian-user [1]:
>   All the rest of the numbers are for March:
>   CrossAssassin: 7375
>   SpamAssassin:  4672
>   Other filters:  333
>    -> subtotal: 12380
>   Total blocked spam: ~37700
>   Actual messages pushed through the list: 3404
>   ...
>   I went through the archive for March, and pulled out the numbers. I
>   found 25 spam messages, which leaves us with 3379 valid messages.
>   ...
>   25/37700 works out to be 0.066% of spam not being blocked.
> Again, those are the words of Pascal Hakim, one of the list masters.
> So, the short version is that you bet that all of the mail that actually
> gets through to Debian mailing lists represents less than 10% of the
> mail that arrives at the Debian mailing list server.  Considering the
> astonishing amount of spam that gets blocked, I say that they have done
> outstanding job.
> Besides, when there are obvious attacks (like spams start flooding into
> the BTS or onto the lists that have managed to get past the filters, the
> list masters jump into action and modify the filters to catch the new
> spam flood.
> Does your mail server perform better than allowing 0.066% of spam
> through for a comparable level of traffic?  I know mine doesn't.  I'd
> love it if my filters were even half as effective as those on the Debian
> mail servers.

..aye, and you might have considered working on them rather than 
engage me in flame wars on debian-user this same March.  ;o)

> Regards,
> -Roberto
> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/07/msg00013.html
> [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2006/04/msg00723.html

..but new eyes may see new things.  Go ahead.  :o)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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