a test for false positives with high spam score

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Apr 25 18:55:44 IST 2003

Thanks Jeff. It's much appreciated :-)

At 14:06 25/04/2003, you wrote:
>    My setup: Solaris 8, MS 4.14-9, SA 2.53, using Infinite-Monkeys
>and bayes learning in SA.  My MS high spam score is 10 instead of
>the default of 20, and my high spam action is "delete".  I wondered
>if I was deleting any legit email, so I changed the high spam subject
>label to "{HIGH SPAM}", set the mechanism to forward to me, then
>set up my .procmailrc to deliver this stuff to an alternate mailbox.
>    After three days of testing and more than 400 captured spams,
>I can report **zero** legit emails captured.  So I am reverting to
>the delete action with a high score of 10.  The way MailScanner is
>designed, it made setting up this test really easy!  Thanks Julian.
>--- Jeff Earickson

Julian Field
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