[Image-SIG] Re: Spam on list

Tony Meyer t-meyer at ihug.co.nz
Thu Jun 24 20:20:12 EDT 2004

> > Image-SIG is the only mailing list from which I get any significant 
> > spam. Isn't there any filtering in place?
> yes, but python.org seems to have changed to a "better 
> spamfilter", which broke all *my* rules.  I'll investigate.

Things may have changed, but python.org was using SpamBayes at one point,
but without ongoing training (due to lack of time).  If that's the case,
then just updating the databases might fix it.

Certainly python.org email has an X-Spam-Status header, like so:

    X-Spam-Status: OK (lists-python 0.000)

I believe that a number of different databases (to suit different sorts of
lists - general, check-ins, sf trackers, etc) were setup, and that this what
"lists-python" refers to.  The 0.000 is the (rounded) score (this was your
message), and I think anything that's ham/"OK" or unsure/"UNSURE" is let

For example, there was spam with the subject "[Image-SIG] $91823", which I
received 24/6/4, and had this as the header:

    X-Spam-Status: UNSURE (lists-python 0.705)

=Tony Meyer

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