Set it and forget it?

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Mon Nov 26 18:21:59 GMT 2007

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Steve Campbell wrote:
> I'm curious as to how much time is spent by most of the email admins
> here using MS. I realize that some of my efforts could be streamlined by
> upgrading to the latest release, but the people here seem to think that
> this is a "set it and forget it" type of operation.

I think you refer to something else but the mailinglist in your "the
people here"?

I think that MailScanner requires comparatively little maintenance in
regard to the effect it has on holding off the flood. But ANY solution
will require some administrative attention.

Anyone telling you differently is error where the thruth is concerned.
(I am just a bit cautious in case there happens to be a Minbari in the

> There is a real problem here in that people want all the mail they are
> supposed to get, and 100% trashing of the email they shouldn't get. I
> find that I spend a little time daily managing this stuff, but my system
> isn't like anyone else's who's system isn't like the next guy's .....

Anyone who expects a spam fighting solution to score 0% false positives
and 0% false negatives should be educated by removing all filters for a
single day and let them wade through the extra shitload of email. That
will learn them to appriciate the current effort put in the matter for
relative little gratitude.


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	A: Yes.
	>Q: Are you sure?
	>>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
	>>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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