Spam scores?/


#1

First let me say that I am an admitted rookie at this. Can someone explain this spam scoring for me? Like a lot of others have reported I have been getting bombarded with spam the last couple of months. I am using Mozilla Thunderbird as an email client and it seems to learn what is spam what is not very quickly however I would like to have it never get to my inbox and just go directly to a spam or junk folder like it should. I am getting obvious spam that has a score of .001. Is there anything I can do different within Dreamhost to make the spam control actually work, because right now it looks like I would have to set the number to 0 to actually catch it all, but that would most likely place all of my mail in the same spam folder. Any help appreciated.


#2

How about looking for say 10 random spam emails and check their scores. if the average is 2.1, I’d suggest that you try to set 2.2.