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Re: [opensuse] Can spam be defeated?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 23:31:33 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0612202317590.11601@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Wednesday 2006-12-20 at 15:32 -0500, Steven T. Hatton wrote:

> It just keeps getting worse. I really don't want to change my email address,
> but it's all over the Internet, and the spammers are killing my inbox. I
> don't want to spend a lot of time on this issue, I just want to be able to
> block these idiots. I'm running a postfix mail server. Is there an easy was
> to thwart spam? I use the filters built into KMail, but they seem almost
> worthless.

SpamAssassin, with a well trained bayes database, can filter most of the
spam. I get over a hundred daily, and perhaps two false negatives a week.
The false positives I get are all due to over zealous network tests: I had
to reduce their score.

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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