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Re: Regarding Scoring of Mailspike

From: Kevin A. McGrail <KMcGrail_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Dec 12 2011 - 22:26:11 GMT
To: "Warren Togami Jr." <>

On 12/12/2011 5:23 PM, Warren Togami Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Kevin A. McGrail<> wrote:
>>> * 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
>>> _ZBI.)
>> Yes, I did.
> Every time _L5 hits you have 4.1 points. Every time _ZBI hits you
> have 4.5 points. This comes pretty close to exclusively trusting only
> Mailspike. Mailspike we know is good, but does it really deserve a
> static score this high? Has the Perceptron/GA balancing ever set any
> DNSBL this high?
> Does this really make sense?
Based on real-world usage with no real-world FPs, I would argue yes or I
wouldn't have proposed the scores to begin with.