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From "Hoss Man (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-8514) heavy spam uptick into moderation queues - spamassassin config change?
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:54:34 GMT

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Hoss Man commented on INFRA-8514:
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> If this becomes problematic this situation can be addressed. 

it's already problematic and causing moderators to ask "WTF?"

example: the java-user@lucene moderation queue has received 15 messages in the last 24 hours
- of which only 1 was a legitimate message for moderators to consider, the other 14 were all
flaged as spam (and rightly so).  Compare that with any day prior to Oct21, and it would have
been unusual to see more then 1 spam message in the moderation queue.  (between Oct1 and Oct8
there were only 6 total messages in the queue - 5 spam, and 1 legitimate)

If the goal is to label but not flag spam so people who are just barely above the "5.0 cutoff"
can still get their messages through, can we *please* do something about filtering all of
these messages with scores of 19 & 24.9, & 26.8 *before* they get into the moderation
queue?

> heavy spam uptick into moderation queues - spamassassin config change?
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: INFRA-8514
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-8514
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
>            Assignee: Tony Stevenson
>
> in the last ~48 hours, we've noticed a large uptick in the amount of spam making it's
way into the moderatation queue for several of the lucene lists (but there is no indication
that it's something specific to jsut the lucene lists)
> these messages are all wrapped up in a SpamAssassin wrapper with a detailed report --
something completely new that we've never seen prior to Oct 21st.
> my best guess, is that something changed recently in the way spam assassin is configured
on the apache mail servers, so that instead of automatically rejecting emails with extremeely
high spam assissin scores, they are getting wraped & flaged like this and propogated through.
> It would be helpul to know if this change was intentional or not -- if it was intentional,
is it possible for us to "opt in" to a new filter to suppress mails above a certain score
*before* they land in the moderation queue? 
> (I'm not even sure if/how i would go about configuring a filter for these in my client,
since the email we recieve as moderators doesn't even contain the spam score info as a header
-- it's wraped up in the moderation request)



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