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From Jo Rhett <>
Subject Re: can we make AWL ignore mail from self to self?
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:02:37 GMT
>> You've presented good logic for acceping mail from self to self.   
>> But you haven't explained by using the AWL for mail from self to  
>> self is better than not having it.

On Jun 2, 2008, at 4:02 AM, Jonas Eckerman wrote:
> Because it can help discriminate between spam and ham addressed from  
> self to self. Heres an example:
> StupidWebService send self->self addressed ham from relay
> EvilSpammer send self->self addressed spam from relay (wich,  
> unfortunately, belongs to a big ISP so the relay doesn'ät get  
> blocked).
> One day StupidWebService send a ham that triggered a bunch of  
> positive hits (including BAYES_99). Since mail from self@1.2 has a  
> negative score in the AWL, the mail gets though all right.
> One day EvilSpammer manages to send a mail that doesnät hit any  
> positive rules, but does hit BAYES_00. Since self@5.6 has a high  
> positive score in the AWL, the mail still gets flagged as spam.
> If the AWL ignore mail from self->self, the two mails in the above  
> example would have been misclassified.

Indeed.  I submit you are right.

FYI: I still haven't had another misclassification since the first, so  
I'm beginning to think that this was a lark.

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source  
and other randomness

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