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From Jason Haar <Jason.H...@trimble.co.nz>
Subject Re: Are the RBL scores high enough?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2005 00:41:47 GMT
Matt Kettler wrote:

>>
>> e.g. RCVD_IN_NJABL_PROXY has a value of 1.0 - and yet the FAQ on the 
>> NJABL web site (of course) tells you to set "score NJABL_PROXY 3.0" :-)
>>
>> But the wonderful authors of SA know far more than I do - so are the 
>> current levels still deemed to be correct?
>
>
> If one's wrong, they are ALL wrong.
>

By that do you mean that a false positive in one RBL tends to show up in 
them all? Probably too much sharing of data/same sources?

> SA's rule scores are evolved based on a real-world test of a 
> hand-sorted corpus of fresh spam and ham. The whole scoreset is 
> evolved simultaneously to optimize the placement pattern.
>

...and that's why I asked :-)

Thanks!

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Jason Haar
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