RFC: CRM114 intergration something that some would use?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Mar 7 09:04:59 GMT 2005

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David H. wrote:

> Hash: RIPEMD160
> Felix Schwarz wrote:
> | Hi all,
> |
> | David H. wrote:
> |
> |>Finally I think I have found a way to contribute back to the
> MailScanner
> |>community. I believe that bayes does a reasonable job, but looking
> at recent
> |>writing and http://crm114.sourceforge.net/ I do feel that it would
> be a good
> |>enhancement to MailScanner.
> |
> |
> |>I consider this a serious project, based on your input I would either
> |>implement it only for my systems or try to come up with a solution and
> |>contribute the patches.
> |
> |
> | I would be very interested in the possibility using other spam filters
> | besides SpamAssin with MailScanner. CRM114 integration would be nice
> | thing if it could lead to a general spam filter interface - ideally
> | with some plugin functionality.
> |
> | And CRM114 seems to be a good choice for using it within MailScanner.
> | One thing is that Bayes filters are working best if they are trained
> | by their users so you should consider adding some get-the-username
> | layer which may cause some problems as mailscanner sees no real users
> | but only email addresses.
> | Therefore a mapping for email -> user name (for resolving aliases etc)
> | would be nice. This could be separated from the spam filter.
> |
> This is something I am trying to avoid. I do not think that it makes
> sense to
> build such a plugin infrastructure. CRM114 is a unique spam battling
> technique
> (turing complete token discrimenator) which is not used by
> Spamassassin as a
> technique to find spam. That is why I am interested in such
> functionality.
> <snip>
> | I would be interested in helping with developing a CRM114 plugin for
> | MailScanner as it may help (me/others) writing a DSPAM plugin. :-)
> |
> As I said. I would not go into that direction. I see no benefits in using
> DSPAM over Spamassassin or vice versa. I would simply like to see CRM114
> support directly in MailScanner. However, I am glad that you are
> interested in
> it. Maybe we could sync ideas?

How about a SpamAssassin plugin for CRM114? They already have the
architecture in place, and it would create far less work for me!

Julian Field
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