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spamassassin and comment spam

I have the blog set up (as most others I suspect) to email me when a new comment is pending for moderation. Main reason for this being, of course, comment spam. Now I get lots of comment spam, but it's easy to ignore.

But I also have spamassassin set up to dump any email that scores 5 or higher (I think). And SA learns. Put two and two together and it turns out that after a while SA apparently came to the conclusion that any email that came from comments on the weblog was spam. Now I don't get notified of any comments at all. I'll have to dig into the SA config and figure out which rule is triggering this, or how to override it. I'm not even sure how it's separating them, since the trackback notifications are still arriving, and they have a similar message pattern.

You know, I'd be pissed at SA if it wasn't that it's pretty much on the mark in its decision. Hopefully eventually we'll have SA connected to something like Cyc so that it knows a bit more about the world. Now wouldn't that be a treat.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on January 29 2005 at 12:41 PM

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