Spam on the list [Was: Re: [R] Urgent ...]

Matej Cepl matej at
Mon Nov 4 00:12:38 CET 2002

On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 09:02:17AM +1300, Corrin Lakeland wrote:
> I'm sure it could, but I would like to note that this causes
> a number of problems.  For example, the address I post from is
> not the address I'm subscribed from. You can get around this by
> autowhitelisting and similar, but it is a hassle.  I'd hazard
> a guess that installing spamassassin would probably cause fewer
> problems.
> Also, if you have spamassassin/spamtrap/almost any anti-spam
> software running where you receive mail, then you won't see the
> spam anyway.  I have over three thousand spam messages in my
> bayesian spam filter, with under 100 incorrectly tagged (when
> testing on the training set :). 

Well, the answer is whose problems are more important -- yours
(which can be easily resolved with resubscription) or mine. I do
use spamassasin, but it is so slow on my AMD K6/473MHz, that
I would rather have some messages which do not have to be tested
-- ones from well managed lists are obviously best candidates.


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