chinese-language email

Ugo Bellavance ugob at
Thu Aug 3 13:34:51 IST 2006

Adri Koppes wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at 
>> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf 
>> Of Ugo Bellavance
>> Sent: woensdag 2 augustus 2006 20:17
>> To: mailscanner at
>> Subject: Re: chinese-language email
>> Adri Koppes wrote:
>>> Hi Daniel,
>>> In your or spamassassin.prefs.conf check the settings of 
>>> ok_languages and ok_locales.
>>> These 2 SpamAssassin settings are used for the FARWAY and 
>> other rules.
>> I guess that every time we add something to these settings, 
>> the catch rate for foreign spam is reduced?
> Ugo,
> For every language you add to these settings, they will no longer be
> marked and some of the FARAWAY and CHARSET rules score quite heavily.
> When people start using these settings, I recommend they add all the
> foreign languages and locales they expect to receive in legitimate
> messages.

Ok, but from what I've seen, the default is en, so we're all using it. 
This doesn't really answer my question...  What I meant is that CHARSET 
and FARAWAY rules helps us catch some spam from foreign countries.  If I 
get a few false positives for chinese e-mails and I put chinese in 
ok_locales and ok_languages, my catch rate for chinese spam will we 
lower right?  Most of our traffic is english and french.



> Adri.

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