Few spam related questions
mark at TIPPINGMAR.COM
Fri Jul 1 22:22:29 IST 2005
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Jason Williams wrote:
> Hello everyone! just wanted to ask a few spam related questions in
> regards to MS and plugins.
> 1.) Anybody having problems with pyzor? lately, mine has been timing
> out. I can 'discover' fine, but timeout when I ping.
Pyzor seems to be working fine for me. I am not seeing any spamassassin
timeouts and I see Pyzor scores in the logs.
> 2.) Been working with Bayes a lot lately and have a question about the
> following entry in spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> # Bump up SpamAssassin scores on the high and low end
> # score BAYES_00 -15.0
> # score BAYES_05 -5.0
> # score BAYES_95 5.0
> # score BAYES_99 15.0
> Those are currently commented out, but i'd like to use them if possible.
> Anyone have recommendations on how to set this? Personal preference?
> I'd like to get bayes working as best as I can. Wasn't quite sure on
> the best way to utilizie this part.
Personally, I bump up the scores for positive bayes tests but I flatten
the scores for the negative tests. I've seen too many examples of
messages that trigger low bayes tests and then receive a negative score
that cancels out the other spam scores. In my experience, I have never
seen a legitimate message score so high on other tests that it would
require a -15 from bayes in order to avoid being tagged as spam. This
may be quite different for other sites, so you really have to study
some messages and stats for a while to see what works for you. Here are
my current values:
score BAYES_00 -1.00
score BAYES_05 -0.75
score BAYES_20 -0.50
score BAYES_40 -0.25
score BAYES_60 2.00
score BAYES_80 2.50
score BAYES_95 4.00
score BAYES_99 6.00
Mark Nienberg, SE
Tipping Mar + associates
1906 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 549-1906 ext 236
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