Joseph S. Barrera III said:
> > The hit rate (given my spam load) is about 95% of spam is trapped,
> Sounds cool...
> > and the false positive rate is below 0.5%.
> What do the false positives look like?
> 0.5% for me is at least one message per day...
Mainly, a false positive is due to:
- spam text in the mail, e.g. anti-spam people ;)
- "anti-spammed" From addresses, e.g. the from address as a result has
no valid MX. Happens with mails gatewayed from USENET.
- and users who's ISP has been listed on the RBL.
What I generally do is refile the spam into a folder, so I can check it
once every now and again for false positives (and see how much spam I get
nowadays). I don't recommend bit-bucketing it without running it past a
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