TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Its the Spam Problem, Again

Re: Its the Spam Problem, Again

Tony P. (
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 18:02:14 -0400

In article <>, says:

> Today, Thursday, I was confronted with 153 spam items in the _regular_
> mail box; not the 'spam box' where Spam Assassin throws its stuff; I
> am speaking of the items which got through into regular mail. These
> spam items were so wound up and intermixed with the regular, good
> stuff that a half-dozen or so good items got lost in the process,
> including one of the regular features here each day, 'cellular-news'.

> I use the old-fashioned Unix mail program called 'mailx' here on the
> Digest stuff, and I guess I am going to have to switch to something
> more modern, rather than continually battling with the spam (and
> occassionally losing, due to my clumsy fingers) as I did today.


I pass my mail through both Spamassassin and PopFile. That tends to
filter 99.7% of the crap out. But every now and then one gets through.
Annoys the crap out of me because it's obvious spam.

But popfile, and SA allow you to teach it what spam is.

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