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Subject: Re: [LO] Rhetorical question - no need to respond on list
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:50:27 EDT
So, if Mailman's spam filters have to be "told" what's spam, why are we
repeatedly advised to check the box to forward spam e-mails to defang when we are
processing the spam that is caught? I thought that this would at least
result in subject lines that are repeatedly found in spam being automatically
added to the filters. Something seems to not be working in the way that we as
Can you tell us an address for the mailman developers, if they don't respond
to what gets sent to defang?
In a message dated 4/26/2008 7:28:51 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
No software's mail filters anywhere do anything "automatic". They have to
be told. Some have been told to look for certain patterns and do minimal
analysis and question, but deep down, they've all been *told* what's spam.
Programs don't have brains to analyze language and decide what sounds
That said, any quibbles with the nature of mailman should go to the mailman
developers, not RW or LO. Odd of a mailman developer being on this list are
On 4/25/08 13:07, "Laurie Lovelace" <> wrote:
> I agree, especially when the subject is "You have won..." or "You have an
> E-card..."; those should be automatic.
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