On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 04:17 PM, Brian Candler wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 05:57:34AM +0900, Dave Thomas wrote:
>>> X-Spam-Status: No, hits=3.2 required=5.0
>>> tests=INVALID_DATE_NO_TZ,DEAR_SOMEBODY,SUPERLONG_LINE,RCVD_IN_ORBZ
>>> version=2.20
>>> X-Spam-Level: ***
> ...
>> In addition, spammers seem to be getting wise to SpamAssassin: I'm
>> seeing more and more e-mail get through (both personally and in the
>> mail-news gateway).
>
> I'm surprised that spamassassin found "Dear Somebody" as the only 
> suspicious
> content in that message [ruby-talk:69424] when it is a boilerplate
> money-transfer scam. Perhaps a newer version would have a better 
> ruleset?

The gateway uses SA 2.5. I'm not sure who posted a 2.2 header.

> As for getting wise - personally I think the absolute volume of spam 
> is just
> increasing exponentially...
>
Perhaps, but SA used to catch a pretty high percentage of SPAM I 
received: that percentage seems to have dropped off.

Cheers

Dave