spambouncer tags much freebsd list mail as spam
kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Nov 2 13:28:13 PST 2003
On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 04:59:29PM +0100, C. Kukulies wrote:
> I installed the spambouncer.org procmail script and before I was switching
> the behaviour from SILENT to COMPLAIN I took a look at my spam.incoming folder
> and found a lot of messages from freebsd-bugs and freebsd-mobile in there.
> Both lists are not directed to folders prior to spambouncer coming into effect
> so they are trapped by spambouncer and I suspect that other freebsd lists
> would be trapped as well.
> Anyone experienced similar?
Many anti-spam packages need to be tuned to avoid classifying non-spam
messages as spam. Depending on the software, sometimes it isn't
possible to avoid a significant false positive rate, but a good spam
filter (e.g. bogofilter) is one that doesn't have this characteristic.
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