Spambuckets, Bayes and MailScanner signatures
stef at aoc-uk.com
Wed Nov 22 09:14:42 GMT 2006
pete at enitech.com.au wrote:
> It is even easier to create a public folder and make the
> default access contributer, not read, then everyone can drag
> and drop onto the public folder
Yes, that's my plan.
, then there is a python
> script here that will read the public folder and delete its
> contents and write a little log of events for you.
*grin* Yes, I saw that, which is what put me down the path. Once I
realised that exchange could be persuaded to give sensible data
(including headers and such) I wanted to implement an auto-learning
> This si easier to setup and avoid the issues of exchanged
> erasing the headers when you forward email to another email account.
> The script was posted (by me) about 2 weeks ago, i can resend
> if you need it.
No, I have it thanks. My real question is how the MailScanner headers,
inline anti-phishing and/or trailing signature might pollute the Bayes
database - or am I worrying unecessarily?
Stefan Morrell | Operations Director
Tel: 0845 3452820 | Alpha Omega Computers Ltd
Fax: 0845 3452830 | Incorporating Level 5 Internet
stef at aoc-uk.com | stef at l5net.net
> Stef Morrell wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Having recently gotten my head around extracting RFC822 email from
>> exchange servers using IMAP, I'm considering setting up a
>> spambucket, so my users can dump false negatives - then using some
>> kind of suitable script to feed them into sa-learn.
>> Now, Bayes has already been told to ignore the X-MailScanner-Blah
>> headers, in the spamassassin prefs, but I'm wondering about how it
>> will react to being fed things like the inline anti-phishing stuff
>> and also the "This has been scanned by MailScanner" etc signature.
>> Obviously what I don't want is for Bayes to get wrong ideas from
>> dodgy data. GIGO :)
>> Do I need to somehow process those bits out in an effort to restore
>> the original email, or does the order in which things are done mean
>> that it's not terribly relevant?
>> Stefan Morrell | Operations Director
>> Tel: 0845 3452820 | Alpha Omega Computers Ltd
>> Fax: 0845 3452830 | Incorporating Level 5 Internet
>> stef at aoc-uk.com | stef at l5net.net
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