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Subject: Re: large ISPs blocking mailing lists
From: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 23:43:40 -0700
To: "David W. Tamkin" <dattier @ ripco . com>
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: Message from "David W. Tamkin" <dattier @ ripco . com> of "Sat, 18 May 2002 10:52:26 CDT." <200205181552 . g4IFqQw29952 @ pop2a . ripco . com>
References: <200205181552 . g4IFqQw29952 @ pop2a . ripco . com>

On Sat, 18 May 2002 10:52:26 -0500 (CDT) 
David W Tamkin <dattier @
 ripco .
 com> wrote:

> J C Lawrence wrote, 

>> I can live with a 0.002% false positive rate quite comfortably,
>> especially as its the very rare exception among those false positives
>> that I actually want to read (hasn't happened yet this year).

> Your ability to determine that nearly all the false positives are
> messages that, while not spam, are things you wouldn't want to read
> anyway indicates that you are able to review the messages that your
> routines treat as spam: you have them directed to a folder designated
> for them, for example.  The ISP that rejects or discards false
> positives along with actual spam doesn't allow its victims, er,
> doesn't allow its customers that luxury.

If you read the message I wrote you'll note I wasn't commenting on that,
but on the general behaviour and effectiveness of SpamAssassin.  Please,
don't cross threads which weren't.

J C Lawrence                
---------(*)                Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas. 
claw @
 kanga .
 nu               He lived as a devil, eh?  Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.

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