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Re: trusted-relay

From: <darxus_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Dec 21 2011 - 18:37:24 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On 12/21, darxus@chaosreigns.com wrote:
> But your question may actually be a very good one, which might, in the
> end, come down to: Why isn't RP_MATCHES_RCVD flagged as mutable and
> having optimal scores generated based on masscheck data?

I take that back, I think all the scores in 72_scores.cf are mutable /
subject to regular optimal re-scoring. So the answer is some combination
of:

1) Because you don't contribute data via masscheck, so we don't have the
   benefit of your data to improve the usefulness of scores.

2) Because the re-scorer thinks this rule is useful enough in blocking
   spams that it's worth the occasional missed spam it causes. Would you
   rather get as many spams as you do, and have them all hit
   RP_MATCHES_RCVD, or not use RP_MATCHES_RCVD, and miss twice as many
   spams? "Twice" is not intended to be a solid number, just an example of
   how the re-scorer might be thinking. Since it always aims for 1
   wrong non-spam in 2500, so what varies by rule usage is the number
   of spams it catches.

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