[Spambayes] deployment for mailman lists

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Mon Nov 4 20:50:34 2002

[Skip Montanaro]
> I would argue that spam should by default go into the moderator's
> queue as well.  The default should never be to drop or bounce a
> message.  Either way, you run the risk that legitimate mail gets lost.

That will never fly at python.org:  there's too much spam coming in for
anyone to deal with (or so I've been told -- I believe I get more spam at
home, but only an infinitesimal percentage of the virus email python.org
gets).  Indeed, Greg bounces lots of spam at SMTP *connect* time, without
analyzing it any deeper than seeing that it uses a character set that's out
of favor.  A Reject response should make its way back to the sender then.
If not, ya, the email is lost.  Put a specific price on that, because it's a
tradeoff, and "never" is too costly in other ways to tolerate.

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