How does SA auto white-list works?

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Thu Jul 13 23:05:35 IST 2006

Logan Shaw wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jul 2006, Matt Kettler wrote:
>> Despite it's name, the AWL is NOT a whitelist. It's called that for
>> lack of any
>> better name that isn't huge.
>> The AWL is really a "History-based average score tracking system with
>> automatic
>> whitelist and blacklist behaviors resulting from factoring past
>> performance into
>> current scores".  But HBASTSAWBBRFPPICS is a rather long acronym.
> How about "Address Past History Tracker" (APHT)?  Or "Past
> History Address Tracker" (PHAT)?

Before this goes a whole lot further, this was actually the subject of a rather
lengthy thread over on the SpamAssassin list about a year ago.

See "AWL whaaat" on:

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