Positive Score from Auto White LIst?

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 19:29:07 GMT 2009

2009/3/9 Rick Duval <rick at duvals.ca>:
> Today I got a positive (spam) score based on an auto whitelist (which
> I don't even use). Any idea where this is coming from?
> The message in MailWatch was:
> 24.37   AWL     From: address is in the auto white-list
> Rick
> aasts
Since you have that score, you do indeed use the autowhitelist. Don't
be fooled by the name, it isn't really what it seems... More like a
"score averager" ... Matt Kettler (who has been a frequent SA guru on
this list) is of the view that one shouldn't use it, since it doesn't
have any "selfcleaning" feature (like bayes does), and in part because
of that might get some really odd results.
In this case, the sender has been a frequent sender of spam with
really high scores, so ... the awl tries to "push" the score in that

If you don't want it, don't load it.

-- Glenn
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