spamassassin 2.53 & MailScanner

Gerry Doris gerry at DORFAM.CA
Fri May 9 01:07:14 IST 2003

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Ron E. wrote:

> Dear All,
> Just wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions for
> improving/tweaking SpamAssassin (2.53) settings -- I am running
> MailScanner & SpamAssassin 2.53 but still getting a fair amount of spam
> not over the default score of 5, or sometimes even with a negative score.
> I'm running a pretty busy system that handles about 15-20k messages per
> day.
> I have tried lowering the score threshold but of course then I get more
> false positives. I've seen mention that SpamAssassin 2.60 is much improved
> but I hesitate to use it at this point.
> One idea I had was enabling Vipul's Razor, but I've never used it. Any
> input would be of interest.
> Thanks!
> -Ron

I'd install razor and dcc.  They're both trival to install and
spamassassin uses them automagically if they're available.  They can give
a large hit to spam (I've seen 1-3 points each) which can really separate
the spam and ham!  I also haven't noticed any false positives from these


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