spam: was Re: pine

Janina Sajka janina at
Wed Feb 16 10:40:02 EST 2005

Let me clarify:

I use spamassassin as mail arrives smtp.

When I say I must first receive, I'm talking about it coming in over the
wire. I never actually see it in mutt, until I go looking at it on
purpose. It doesn't get in way whatsoever, but I could imagine it would
still be a problem on a dial up connection where choking the bandwidth
would be of concern.

PS: I use sendmail. I figure, "stick with the leader that delivers 90%
of the mail to the Fortune 1000."

Kenny Hitt writes:
> Hi.  If you use Exim v 4, you might want to check out sa-exim.
> sa-exim - Use SpamAssassin at SMTP time with the Exim v4 MTA
> I haven't installed it yet, but I plan to sometime soon.  For now, I'm
> like you and have to recieve the spam before deleting it.
> Hope this helps.
>           Kenny
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 09:56:08AM -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > spamassassin is a great anti-spam bot. Only real downside, is that you
> > do have to receive the spam locally before spamassassin can dispose of
> > it, but it does work well. I see only about 10-12 spams a day, and I get
> > several hundred emails a day.
> > 
> > My spamassassin is configured to throw spam into its own mail folder,
> > premarked for deletion. Ocassionally, I go in there and look to see if
> > some message was put there erroneously. I haven't found any errors in
> > the past months, and I'm always amazed at how many messages are there,
> > when I do look. And, when I leave the folder, they're all gone, because
> > they've already been marked for deletion, and my ua is set to delete on
> > folder exit.
> > 
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