[SpamCop-List] Re: Spam bomb slipping past SC
Jean R. Sherrard
sherrard at zipcon.net
Mon Jun 21 14:27:21 EDT 2004
"Jean R. Sherrard" <sherrard at zipcon.net> wrote in message
news:cb7b1j$f59$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> For the last couple days, I've been inundated with spam, 600 in the last
> hours. About a hundred appear in my SC Inbox with "Invalid Address"
> in the From box. The other 500 were caught and dropped in Held Mail.
> Question is, even though I've got my Spam settings at the highest levels,
> why doesn't SC filter out everything from an Invalid Address.
One more question. Here's the text describing the Spam Assassin:
"SpamAssassin checks your incoming mail against a variety of rules and
assigns a spam score. The higher the score, the more likely it is that this
email is spam. This option is recommended, as it can help block the few
spams that the SpamCop blacklist won't block. Start with a score of 5 and
adjust up or down as needed. A lower score will catch more spam, but will
catch a few more legit emails."
I've puzzled over this since it came into use. Is 1 a lower score, or is
10? I've got it set at 1, assuming that was the "lower score", but maybe
I've misinterpreted the explanation.
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