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Re: More spam than developer mail

In <[🔎] 20021227043254.GB7212@green.daf.ddts.net> Duncan Findlay <duncf@debian.org> writes:

> > BTW: The people who make razor actually try to make money from it, but
> > they are kind enough to allow us to query their database by using
> > simple perl programs they also wrote.
> The only problem with Razor is that it depends on a non-free server.
> While the client software is free for anyone to use, Vipul could
> simply stop running the servers, and we'd all find Razor quite
> useless. (Not to mention that Razor is already horribly messed up when
> it can't find its server.)

Vipul's Razor certain helps a lot on my debian spamassassin system.  I
have a friend who runs FreeBSD and he uses the Distributed Checksum
Clearinghouses (DCC) and he gets really good results from them.  It
would be nice if Debian's spamassassin package included DCC.  If it
did, I suspect that the DCC would pick up a bunch of spamtraps that
use "spamassassin -r".  Debian's spamassassin setup also uses Pyzor, a
Razor clone, but it seems find very few matches.

The various black lists that spamassassin uses also seems to help a
bunch.  I don't know if the spamassassin for these lists enable them
or not.

The great thing about spamassassin is it uses so many different
techniques to determine if an email is spam.  It is rare to get enough
false positives on all these different techniques to generate a false
positive from spamassassin, and the same is true for false negatives.
I'm actually getting less spam in my inbox now than I have for years
and it has been months since I've gotten a false positive.


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