'Low' and 'high' spam score thresholds?

David While David.While at UCE.AC.UK
Thu Oct 16 13:17:01 IST 2003

I use a low of 4.7 and a high of 5.3

David While
Technical Development Manager
Faculty of Computing, Information & English
University of Central England
Tel: 0121 331 6211

-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
Behalf Of Peter Bates
Sent: 16 October 2003 12:52
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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