I recently picked up an iPhone, it handles email beautifully but has no client-side spam filtering. Because of this, I’ve been trying to tweak out my SpamAssassin settings as much as possible since it’s fairly annoying to be getting email notifications every 15 minutes when it checks only to find a Viagra spam.
Right now I’ve got my Tag level at 2, Quarantine level at 4. I’ve created a “Junk” folder that I added a server-side filter to move anything with the DHSPAM subject tag automatically. This all works pretty well, but I can’t figure out how Dreamhost comes up with the X-Spam-Score.
Given the two examples:
Hi Eli Hodapp,
You are craiglkirk’s newest contact! If you don’t know
craiglkirk, craiglkirk is probably a fan of your photos or
wants a bookmark so they can find you again. There is no
obligation for you to reciprocate, unless you want to.
If not, you might like to have a look at craiglkirk’s
You can see all of craiglkirk’s contacts here:
And photos here:
If you’d like to make them a contact too, click on this
I get emails like this all the time of people adding me on Flickr. This email received a X-Spam-Score of 1.591.
At the same time, I get spam mails like this one all the time-
–lots of bad words-- edited by request.
These get an X-Spam-Score of 0! How is that possible? Do I have something set up incorrectly, or do Dreamhost’s mail servers really think that this isn’t spam? Is there some way I can tell the mail server that any email pertaining to “getting nailed by big cock” is without a doubt spam and should have an X-Spam-Score of 9999999999999?
These inconsistent spam scoring issues are starting to drive me nuts, and has me looking for a different provider to point my DNS MX record at.
Anyone have any tips?