WTH is going on with master's spamassassin?
I'm sick and tired of messages like this on my debian inbox:
From: Bagpuss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Incoming Message
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.60-master.debian.org_2003_11_25
(1.212-2003-09-23-exp) on master.debian.org
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-1.0 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_20,HTML_MESSAGE,
MIME_HTML_ONLY autolearn=no version=2.60-master.debian.org_2003_11_25
First, 2.60 is old. Spam detection a la SpamAssassin is effective, but
it's also an arms race. Tests are added, work arounds are added, too.
Keeping up with the current version is not just for the sake of having
the latest version of everything, it's about keeping up with spammers.
Can someone upgrade that?
Second, BAYES_20? BAYES_40? BAYES_10? WTF? And where's
MICROSOFT_EXECUTABLE? This thing is a virus, but for some reason
SpamAssassin isn't seeing the executable that's attached to the
message. My ~/.spamassassin/user_perfs says:
score MICROSOFT_EXECUTABLE 7.5
it used to say 5.0, but ever since the bayes filter going crazy I
bumped it higher. I'd put it at 100 for all I care, this account
shouldn't get MICROSOFT_EXECUTABLEs at all, but if SpamAssassin isn't
catching it it doesn't help.
I also bump MIME_HTML_ONLY up to 5 now, if a clueless moron sends an
HTML-only message to this account he deserves what he gets. I'm
wondering if that's going to have _any_ effect, since I'm not sure if
user's prefs are being read or not. I don't see anything in
master's SpamAssassin configuration that says it isn't. Someone knows