[Spambayes] What is spam?
16 Sep 2002 22:06:35 -0700
So then, Greg Ward <email@example.com> is all like:
> For other MTAs, your mileage may vary. But if you ask people to send
> you spam, you probably want to keep that mail from going close to your
> spam detector in the first place.
Hmm, that's a good point. Since SA is mutable (the Auto whitelist), if
people send me their spam, it's going to screw things up a bit.
Fortunately, that's only the case if that person *only* sends spam to
me. Since I have SA set up to only add headers (not modify headers or
body), it doesn't do any real harm to the message, and it's actually
somewhat useful to see what SA thought of the message.
IIRC, you have a quarantine system set up, so spamalyzing messages has
more serious repercussions on your server; namely, way too much time
spent by you going over messages which everybody knows are spam :)
As an aside, you can look at my pretty spam graph here:
You'll notice how the "unique rejected senders" and "messages tagged as
spam" lines start to become increasingly divergent about the time the
spambayes project began, when I stopped going over the honeypot every
(Hmm, I wonder if I could use spambayes to look over my honeypot's
mailbox and come up with my list of senders to reject!)