[rescue] Re: Thoughts on mailing list advertising

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Oct 12 00:27:13 CDT 2004

Meelis Roos wrote:
> Just another thought: would the advertising increase the spam score of
> the list messages considerably? It probably would some but rescue posts
> are usually quite well disitinguished from spam so this may not be a
> problem. It probably also depends on the spam filter.

Since I run spamassian as part of my .promailrc file, I significantly
reduced the overhead of checking for SPAM, by having procmail bypass
known mailing lists. Since this is about 80-90% of my daily mail, it
was a big help.

This way I get no false positives and 2 or 3 false negatives a day, a
rate I can live with.

At least in my case, more than half of the email here comes from yahoo groups.
bypassing SPAM processing for them really cut things down.

Geoffrey S. Mendelson, C.T.O. GW&T Ltd., Jerusalem Israel
gsm at mendelson.com gsm at gwandt.com
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