Blocking sexually explicit material...

Greg Borders gborders at
Thu Dec 1 15:52:16 GMT 2005

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Billy A. Pumphrey wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
>> Behalf Of Roger Poore
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:52 PM
>> Subject: Re: Blocking sexually explicit material...
>>> That will not work. I did not say /etc/mail/mailscanner. I said
>>> /etc/mail/spamassassin/. This is a spamassassin rulefile, not a
>>> mailscanner file.
>> Typo on my part. I meant /etc/mail/spamassassin
>> Thanks again for your help.
> To add...
> I have DCC, Razer, and pyzor
> Here are what rules that I have:
> In /usr/share/spamassassin (I think I am correct in saying that these
> are the default rules)
> <snip>
Yes. Default rules that come with SA
> In /etc/mail/spamassassin
> <snip>
Active 3rd party rules (user, ju dour, etc.)

> Notice the RulesDuJour directory above, in that directory there is:
> <snip>
As far as I know, this is the "old folks home" for retired rulesets.  
The Rules_Du_jour script migrates the replaced .cf's to this folder.  
You could probably clean this out periodically.
> Seems like a ton of rules.  
It's a balancing game, more rules = slower processing, so you need to 
find the mix that suits your environment.
> I do not know really what percentage of spam gets through, but I see it
> doing really good.
> I actively seen and was told by the user that this helped a great
> deal....
> We have Microsoft Exchange
> I had her put her spam that she got into a certain folder so that I
> could 	feed bayes with it
> I feed bayes with it and her spam dramatically dropped in a few months.
So far, I've been capturing most spam at my site without the use of the 
bayes system.  I read that it can really be a resource hog, but 
necessary of you get a lot of junk.
Good luck!

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