On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 17:52, Richard Barrett wrote:
Might I ask why enthusiasts for integration SpamAssassin with Mailman do not care about delivery of spam to other mail aliases in their domain. And if they do so care, why do they not concentrate on stopping spam reaching all of their mail aliases.
I guess I cannot understand why you are messing around integrating SpammAssassin with Mailman when you should be integrating it with your MTA so that the spam never gets anywhere near Mailman.
Or did I miss something important along the way.
We do this on python.org, although we use Spambayes instead of SpamAssassin. Still, anything that scores as very high spam gets rejected at SMTP time, which is nice because then the spammer has to spend a little bit of effort to deal with it. I'm not aware of any false positives in quite a long time.
However, message that score Unsure will get tagged and forwarded. It's useful for Mailman to have some regexp checks on spam headers so individual list owners can decide whether they'll accept a lower threshold for spam (at the expense of higher false positives).