users who get more than there share of spam

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Wed May 28 13:39:27 IST 2008


You had a look at this

Also I don't deliver spam over a certain score. I started with this set at 20 and now I've got SA well tuned etc I've dropped that down to 10. Saves a lot of user level traffic.

Might be worth posting a message that gets through on a web page (headers and all) and then letting some people process it and see what scores they get. SA can be interesting to tune sometimes.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of John Baker
> Sent: 27 May 2008 21:00
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: users who get more than there share of spam
> Hi all,
> I wondered if any of the experts on the list had any suggestions for
> this problem.
> I have a few users who gave their name to the wrong website and get way
> more than there share of spam.  I've been trying to figure out a way to
> bring those numbers down for them.
> Most of the spam coming through to us either doesn't make it past the
> geylist or gets marked  by the Mailscanner process and then sent to a
> junk folder by procmail upon delivery. These folks get hundreds in the
> junk mail folder every day and hundreds per week that slip through the
> process. It makes their mail unmanageable particularly as we are in an
> area where many of them still have to retrieve their mail with a 28k
> dialup connection when they are at home.
> At this point it seems as though improving the spam marking process for
> us would involve spending money on external services that we don't have
> to spend and it is working well enough for the average user. Would
> anybody have any suggestions on how to help users who get caught up in
> this sort of thing short of giving them a new address and bouncing
> everything to the old one?
> Thanks
> --
> John Baker
> Network Systems Administrator
> Marlboro College
> Phone: 451-7551 off campus; 551 on campus
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