'Low' and 'high' spam score thresholds?

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK
Thu Oct 16 13:10:35 IST 2003

Hi Peter,

Running MS/SA2.60/DCC/Razor2/Pyzor/MailWatch 0.3beta:

Spam Score = 5, actions = store striphtml deliver, subject = {SPAM?}
High Scoring Spam Score = 15, actions = store delete


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Bates [mailto:Peter.Bates at LSHTM.AC.UK]
Sent: 16 October 2003 11:52
Subject: 'Low' and 'high' spam score thresholds?

Hello all...

Just a quick straw poll.

We get on average 15-16K messages a day, of which, in general, 40% is
now categorised by various means as 'rubbish' (senders on RBLs,
SpamAssassin tests, etc.) ...

At the moment I have the 'low' spam score at 8, and 'high' at 20,
making the distinction between '{SPAM?}' and '{SPAM}' in Subject: header

I'm considering dropping the 'low' score due to the increasing number
of things hovering around a score of 6 or so, and now '20' (at which I
also do 'striphtml' as a mandatory action) seems a little high...

What in general are other people using?

Peter Bates, Systems Support Officer, Network Support Team.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Telephone:0207-958 8353 / Fax: 0207- 636 9838

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