On Fri, 01 Nov 2002 06:53:03 -0500
Sean Brunnock <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 05:13 AM 11/1/02, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> No, it blocks on the basis of cumulative score, with scores assigned
>> by matching recipes. Of course that means that its only as good and
>> as accurate as the accuracy distribution of its recipes and score
>> assignments, but for English language mail its accurate out of a few
> OK. Then explain something to me. How does SpamAssassin differentiate
> between a solicited bulk message and an unsolicited bulk message?
SA doesn't particularly distinguish between bulk mail and non-bulk mail.
SA is a scoring tool. In particular it is a customisable scoring tool:
you get to pick how it scores, the values of the component scores, the
recipes by which it scores (plus the ones you can add), your score
thresholds, and how you interpret and/or act on those score thresholds.
No fuss, no magic, no miracles. Just simple pattern matching and score
Of course you could have found all this out from the SA docs, any of a
dozen or so web sites, and so forth.
J C Lawrence
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