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Re: Regarding Scoring of Mailspike

From: Warren Togami Jr. <wtogami_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Dec 12 2011 - 21:26:09 GMT
To: "Kevin A. McGrail" <>


Respectfully, I am concerned by this "consensus" as it seems to have
been made without regard to the actual statistics. I might note the
+1's were for inclusion, not for a particular manually set scores.
While I have strong confidence in the goodness of Mailspike based upon
its years of strong performance and good safety, these scores as set
in your commit are over-aggressive and not based on our own

* Was setting these scores manually your response to my concerns about
"reuse" and the difficulties we will face in GA rescoring? I might
even agree with this solution, although I believe it can be refined
with further discussion.
* Did you really intend for Mailspike to add a total of 4.1 or 4.5
points? (Given _BL is a composite rule that adds 1.0 on top of _L5 or
* Note: I never suggested Mailspike inclusion in pre-3.4.0 rules.
* Whitelists - yes, entirely different issue. Could we have a
separate discussion about our overall whitelist strategy? (Writing in
that separate bug...)