[Mailman-Developers] New SpamAssassin handler on sf.

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Nov 30 17:05:12 EST 2003

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).


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