SpamAssassin weightings - am I missing something?
Quick Spamassassin question:
I've got SpamAssassin 2.43 installed, and it's working well.
However, I noticed the two lines quoted below in the altered body of
some spam that it caught recently:
SPAM: EXCUSE_16 (-0.3 points) BODY: I wonder how many emails they sent in error...
SPAM: EXCUSE_14 (-0.2 points) BODY: Tells you how to stop further spam
It seems strange to me that these two reasons should /decrease/ the
probability of the email being spam.
I know that the weightings attached to different rules are
user-definable, so I'm not asking "how do I stop this behaviour" - I can
easily go and redefine the weights.
I'd just like to get some confirmation that these weightings are wrong.
It's the stock install of SpamAssassin in testing, with no alterations
made to the config at all. Should I file a bug, change my own
weightings or go away in shame, having made a fool of myself publicly?