Steve Douglas steve.douglas at SBIINCORPORATED.COM
Thu Jul 17 21:39:38 IST 2003

The system has version 2.55 of SPAMAssassin.  I did raise the score to seven
from five and that appears to have reduced it significantly.  Thanks for the


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Sapsed [mailto:m.sapsed at BANGOR.AC.UK]
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 3:16 AM
> Subject: Re: False-positives
> Steve Douglas wrote:
> > I have the "SPAM lists to reach high score" setting set to 5.  My server
> > only gets about 2000 messages a day, yet I have about 100 or so messages
> > that were originally identified as SPAM.  Is there something I need to
> > do here?  I have white listed these messages by their network IDs to
> > prevent this in the future, but the false-positives are reflected as an
> > important area of concern by my management due the fact alot of this
> > information is directly tied to the company's revenue.
> If I understand you correctly, 100 or so out of 2000 messages per day
> are marked as spam when they shouldn't be?
> You haven't said which version of SpamAssassin you're using - that has a
> big effect on the scores you get. If you look at the SpamCheck header
> and there's a high-value category listed consistently among the wrongly-
> marked messages you could lower that score in
> MailScanner/etc/spam.assassin.prefs.conf perhaps?
> If your correctly marked spam is consistently coming in with higher
> scores, then just raise the threshold.
> Cheers,
> Martin
> --
> Martin Sapsed
> Information Services               "Who do you say I am?"
> University of Wales, Bangor             Jesus of Nazareth

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