ob1db Posted February 14, 2004 Share Posted February 14, 2004 Hey, the amount of spam getting through SpamAssassin is rising DAILY. With it still set to "5", I get 10-30 a day for Viagra, Penis Enlargers, Canadian Pharmacy, Breast enlargers (and my breasts are QUITE large enough, thank you, LOL!) etc. All OBVIOUS spam, but SpamAssassin gives them ratings like 2.6 or lower. (And still manages to false positive some!) I now have nearly ALL the bl lists active, has not helped much but HAS increased the false positives greatly. I was just chatting with a local sysop who commented "I have used spamassassin for a while now, and very little gets through. Are you not training it?" This stunned me! When I first enabled SpamAssassin, the spam really dropped dramatically. Now it is getting nearly intolerable. Is it possible the system is set up with no training enabled ? Oh, and my friend is running one version OLDER SpamAssassin than SpamCop is. Is there something that needs to be changed in how SpamAssassin is set up? We don't have individual access to it's settings besides level, correct ? He says: "You collect mails that it missed that you know to be spam, and run a program over them "sa-learn". You also run it over mails it got right, utilizing the --ham switch. This basically adds data to the Bayesian classifier, I think. Those using it on a network might want to have a "this is spam, damnit" drop so that users can report it. It's smart enough to not register a mail twice." Soo, we need a column for SpamAssassin score on the HeldMail page (web) and a checkbox for missed scoring spams. Maybe the same on the inbox page as well ? And maybe a special maildrop for TRULY egregious failures, eg "scored a 2.6 for viagra with breasy enlargement, all shouting and HTML, etc." Likewise a drop for ones that WERE flagged that were clean ? Waddya say ? We gotta get the levels down. Drowning again. David PS: I now find out that Baysian filtering is OFF, as is training. I am told that SpamAssassin is barely effective set up this way. See examples posted in .spam newsgroup. Do I need to repost them in .spam up here as well ?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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