Re: OT: Mailscanner
On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 09:56:32AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 01:55:19PM +1000, David Findlay wrote:
> > > Would it be possible for the list server to use something like Mailscanner
> > > and SpamAssassin to drop all the spam?
> > I was under the impression we *did* use spamassassin. There was simply a
> > bug that let some of the spamassassin-tagged mail through rather than
> > dropping it.
> ...and I thought we *only* tagged mails with spamassassin, and did not
> actually discard any automatically, because no one is willing to
> volunteer to moderate a submission queue to the Debian lists. (The idea
> being you don't want to automatically /dev/null *all*
> spamassassin-tagged mail because of the rare false positive.)
> Listmaster, who's right? Or are Colin and I both wrong? :)
We dump the positives in a file which we go through every now and
then. So far there have been no false positives.
We are working on a better system.
Oh, and the tagged mails that got through were because of
full disk on the listserver.
"And if the messenger would shoot first?"
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