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Date:      Sat, 25 Apr 2009 13:59:48 -0400
From:      "martes" <martes@mgwigglesworth.com>
To:        Gary Palmer <gpalmer@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-isp@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Spamassassin anyone???
Message-ID:  <0000054941@mail.mgwigglesworth.com>
References:  <1240615371.6029.34.camel@localhost> <20090425022227.GB79909@in-addr.com>

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Sorry if this seems like a blinded assumption, however, whenever someone=20=
asks
about the origin of explicit spam, such as the anti-semetic stuff that wa=
s
posting to the list from an obviously mangled header source, someone alwa=
ys
brings up that the lists are not proctared, as if there is not any manage=
ment
at all, and such obvious garbage is just going to post due to lack of
supervision, or spam protocals... =20

 Thanks for the reply.
>Fri Apr 24 2009 22:22:27 EDT from Gary Palmer to Martes Wigglesworth =20
>Subject: Re: Spamassassin anyone???
>
>On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 07:22:51PM -0400, Martes Wigglesworth wrote:
>
>>> Greetings list.
>>>
>>> I was just wondering, why don't they just run spamassassin on the
>>> freebsd lists servers?????  I would cut down on spam, and I doubt wou=
ld
>>> be any overhead if it were simply updated.
>>

>
>As far as I am aware, they do run SpamAssassin on the listserv box.
>And also as far as I'm aware, if they were NOT running SA, you'd
>likely see upwards of a hundred spam messages a day getting through.
>
>Note that no A/S technology has a 100% catch rate, and as the volume
>of spam goes up, the volume of false negatives must also go up
>and hence you're seeing more spam.  Its just the current round in
>the never-ending war against spam.
>
>Regards,
>
>Gary
>
>



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