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Re: Greylisting for @debian.org email, please

On Monday 20 June 2005 18:20, Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> wrote:
> I know that, but it does not (IMHO) justify the use of greylising for
> everybody by default. I prefer to receive spam (and I do a lot through
> my @debian.org address, despite the fact that it's quite recent) that
> is filtered by my personnal bogofilter quite well (even if not 100%
> accurate) than to have some QOS alteration.

Bogofilter is something that we can't recommend to all users.  Most people are 
not smart enough to use such filtering systems.  When I talk to people about 
anti-spam measures most people who report using Bayesian systems tell me that 
they "train" the filter with all mail listed as spam!!!  This indicates a 
total lack of understanding of how the Bayesian systems work.  If it 
accidentally classifies a legit message as spam the last thing you want is to 
train the filter on that legit message and have it learn to stop other legit 

Gray-listing is something that's difficult to screw up.

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