Re: [Evolution] Spam Filter

I've built a pretty thorough set of spam filters using the evolution
filters. On average, 2 pieces of spam get thru a day. My spam folder
gets about 400 pieces a day.

My filters are organized such that my list subscriptions are sorted into
the appropriate mailboxes, followed by mail from select friends and
family which goes into a mailbox, followed by mail from select domains
that I want mail from. Then my porn and spam filters take over and if it
meets their criteria, it goes into a spam folder. Very little that
shouldn't make it thru does. Once in a while a genuine email goes in
there (about once a day) so I peruse it periodically.


On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 21:24, Jim Meyer wrote:
On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 12:06, Peter Williams wrote:
On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 14:33, Patrick J. Doland wrote:

Does anyone have an relatively effective set of filter rules to reduce
spam with Evolution? 

The fad with the kids is to use SpamAssassin, it's supposed to be very
effective. You can't really hook it up into Evolution unless you're
using 1.1 and feeling a bit adventurous, but if that's not a problem,
I'd recommend it (though not having used it myself.)

To extend that answer a bit:

I run fetchmail to get my email from various and sundry places to my
local box; I have a ~/.procmailrc to engage SpamAssassin in checking
each mail as fetchmail gets it. I have those marked as spam into a Spam
mbox; I comb it thru once every day or so for titles or senders which
may have been false positives.

It's a happy thing.

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