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off topic: quoting (was Re: html spam)

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 01:04:40PM +0300, Jussi Ekholm wrote:
> Christian G. Warden <cwarden@xerus.org> wrote:
> (Could you please post your reply *below* the quoted text? Top-posting
> is quite irritating, IMHO)
> > i just want to add a warning about spamassassin.  i had it setup for
> > about a week and it was very good at catching spam, but occasionally it
> > would drive the cpu load into the 20s.  
> Yes, I can say this, as well. My computer swapped twice (so much, that I
> had to hit MSysRq and boot) because of SA started to investigate pretty
> big binary mails. Although, "fixing" the problem is pretty easy; just
> add 'required_hits = x' in ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs, where 'x' is
> maybe 5 or something else. This makes SA to stop processing mails
> further than hits you just specified.
i tend to prefer top-posting except when responding point by point
between paragraphs.  admittedly, it's lazy and encourages excessive
quoting, but this just feels awkward.  i'll try it out for a few days.
maybe it'll grow on me.
thanks for the required_hits tip.  next time i try SA, i'll read through
the docs more thoroughly.


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