Re: [Evolution] Junk mail and spamd

On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 14:12 -0400, Daniel Gryniewicz wrote:
On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 21:46 -0500, Scott T. Hildreth wrote:
On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 11:34 +0200, Hans van der Merwe wrote:
I have all the junk mail stuff active and have been marking spam for the
last 2 months now, but still most of the spam comes through.
Loads of the stuff is from the same place, so filtering should not be a

Same here, and my Bayes db is almost 2 years old.  I must have marked
at least 50 to almost a 100 with "hilburn" in the subject line and they 
still get through.  I am running a experiment right now, I cleared out
the junk folder.  I am not marking any message as "Junk", I move it to 
a Spam folder I created.  And then I am letting Spamassassin mark the
messages that are determined to be junk.  Right now there are 276 in the
Junk folder and 227 that I moved to the temp Spam folder.  I have emails
forwarded from work to my home server and some of them have the "SPAM"
subject re-write and they still don't get marked as spam.

This is ultimately why I moved to bogofilter over spamassassin as my
mail filtering setup.  We (Gentoo) optionally patch bogofilter in place
of spamassassin as the spam filter plugin, because you cannot have more
than one spam filter plugin at a time.  The patch for 2.7/2.8 is
available here if people are interested:

I've been using it for over a year and a half now, and it has a much
much better hit rate than spamassassin had, it is much quicker to
filter, and I don't periodically have to killall spamd.  I know there's
at least one other bogofilter plugin floating around out there.


I have noticed also that spamassassin does not filter in two systems I
run either. What are the points to tweak for it in Linux (SUSE 10.1)?

Is there also a bogofilter patch for Evolution 2.6.0 (SUSE 10.1)? Can
more than one spam filter be used in conjunction to one another; what
the one does not get another may. How are updates done for bogofilter
under YaST, and is there some central database of other junk mails found
by filters that can be incorporated into my filter?

Are there other alternatives to spamassassin and bogofilter, that work
similarly to a virus scanner that gets updated for recognised mails by
other users? Such a system was started by Cloudmark, which used to be
free but went commercial.


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