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Journal of schwern (1528)

Monday October 18, 2004
10:38 AM

Mail sanity returning.

[ #21391 ]

I dunno, maybe people have been getting bounce messages when they mail me. Probably about me running out of space at guild.net. Its ok, everything gets forwarded to three different places so at least one (currently GMail) will work.

Its taken me a while to setup my new laptop to receive mail (install and configure SA, put sa-learn cronjobs back in place, make sure all the filters and forwards work, configure postfix for SASL... you get the idea) so I've been reading via GMail (no fun). I just hit The Big Red Fetchmail Button and the giant sucking sound you hear is what looks like all my mail since the end of September coming down the pipe.

The good news is I remembered to pull over my mutt config and SA bayes database from my old laptop, so I don't have to rebuild that. The bad news is I didn't pull over my custom SA rules file that I'd built up painfully over the last year or so. All the mail my old SA rules caught the Bayes stuff has never seen so all sorts of crap is leaking through. Mostly viruses. I'm going to try a pure bayes solution this time rather than tweak the rules file. We'll see what happens.

Hopefully this should be the LAST FUCKING TIME I HAVE TO DO THIS!

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  • If you like, I can provide you with a similar service as maildefence.co.uk, but i'll do it on the um... free as in beer. IIRC i'm currently having my mail checked through about 12 layers and it's all pipeline-able. It's nice to have all your mail scanning stuff handled by someone else. If not, i'd suggest maildefence, it's a good service.
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    -Scott McWhirter- | -kungfuftr-
    "JAWK - Just Another Whiny Kid"
  • Thanks, but pobox's blackholes plus sa-learn is taking care of things just fine now. sa-learn caught on to the new mail rather quickly, the problem was the scoring. The default scores for high accuracy Bayes hits were too low to flag something as spam alone, so I had to bump that up. And turn down their "Auto Whitelist" thing which was just playing havoc since from all the joe-jobs of p5p users.

    Besides, I doubt any canned system can handle the rich variety of garbage I get.