[SpamCop-List] Re: "Habeas Sender Warranted Email"
driehuis.fcnzpbc2005 at playbeing.com
Mon Feb 14 03:51:11 EST 2005
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 19:44:42 +0100
Steven Maesslein <nobody at nowhere.invalid> wrote:
> SpamAssassin has a rule which gives a negative score to mail with a
> Habeas SWE in the headers. First thing I do with that rule is to change
> the score to a *positive* score. IME, a Habeas mark is a sure-fire sign
> of spam.
That's too harsh. Habeas has its place in the arsenal against anti-spammers. I just don't trust mail with that header in it. For me, the score is about 50/50, and the sample is from an extremely low number of spams.
If you don't trust Habeas, you could just give it a zero score (that's what I do). If Habeas were as ineffective as to be a sure-fire sign of spam, I would've nofified Habeas of that fact and moved on. But seeing how rare the Habeas haiku is, I prefer to not take away Habeas's sole weapon -- if they successfully sue just one dork and get him to bleed (preferably, on national TV) that'd be worth it to me. If they don't, nothing is lost for me.
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