[Spambayes] Ensuring mail does not caught in spam filters - header:Reply-To:1 field.

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Thu May 11 12:59:43 CEST 2006

> The one remaining vagary I have is this field: 'header:Reply-To:1'
> Whatever I set this field to Spambayes seems to give it a high spam
> probability and I can't figure out why.

Because you have trained a lot of spam with that token.  It really is  
that simple.

> I would assume that the best this field could be set to is the same as
> the "From" address, but this seems to make no difference to it's high
> spam probablity ranking.

'header:Reply-To:1' says that there is exactly one "Reply-To" header;  
it does not say anything about its contents.

You can stop SpamBayes generating that token by setting the  
'safe_headers' option.  e.g. add this to your configuration file:


(That's all the defaults, except for reply-to.  Note that it should  
be all one line).


Please always include the list (spambayes at python.org) in your replies
(reply-all), and please don't send me personal mail about SpamBayes.
http://www.massey.ac.nz/~tameyer/writing/reply_all.html explains this.

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