On Jun 21, Damian Menscher (nospam-menscher(_at_)uiuc(_dot_)edu(_dot_)ns) typed:
Damian: On Tue, 21 Jun 2005 PSE-L(_at_)mail(_dot_)professional(_dot_)org wrote:
Damian: > At 11:13 2005-06-21 -0500, Damian Menscher wrote:
Damian: > > Procmail wasn't exactly designed to filter spam. You should, at
Damian: > > minimum, investigate the scoring features. Or, if you're
Damian: > > intelligent, check into spamassassin.
Damian: > Using or not using SA has no thing to do with intelligence. Several
Damian: > contributors here on the procmail list get along fine without it.
Damian: > I've not had any spam to my inbox in a week, and that's when I added
Damian: > a couple of refinements to my filters to deal with some false
Damian: > pozzies on a few lists.
Damian: Mind telling us what your rules are, and how many false positives you
Damian: get? I use procmail to supplement spamassassin and clamav, but
Damian: couldn't imagine using it alone. Your rules must be quite impressive.
I use procmail and sendmail only. Emails that sendmail accept have to run
through 1 of 2 major tests in procmail: either you're from temple.edu or
not. Then there's sub-conditions based off of that.
Id like to say I have a very high success rate at filtering spam, but I
really dont know as of late because I havent looked. My "potential spam"
folder receives about 5 emails a week.
Then again, I not a good example to model because Im the sole user on the
I dont have to worry about satisifying other users.
I used to add|modify|delete|simplify my rules over a period of year, but
now Im pretty much at the point where everything is working OK.
My 2 cents.
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