(offtopic) Re: DSPAM training integration

Sebastian Maus sebastian.maus at bluemars.net
Fri Jan 30 06:01:55 EST 2009

--On January 30, 2009 11:00:00 +0100 Rudy Gevaert <Rudy.Gevaert at UGent.be>
> Sebastian Maus wrote:
>> Each customer has three SPAM folders (Filtered, LearnSPAM, LearnHAM). If
>> mail gets dropped into one of the "Learn*" folders, a cron job (which is
>> in
> My problem with such solutions is that you are dependant on the user.

SpamAssassin is quite effective without any training, so user interaction
is not neccessary. It just helps a bit to train the thing.

> How many users take the effort to use this system?

Everyone feeling pain sooner or later notices those folders. And of course
they're mentioned in a leaflet they receive when they first use their mail

> I prefer a system where as much spam as possible is stopped on the first
> line, without interaction of me, nor the user.

Stopping SPAM (i.e.: mail!) may be an illegal action, depending on where
you live and what kind of system you run (corporate vs. private).

> PS I'm still looking for such a system :)

Tell me if you find one :-)


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