RE: Measures against spam in rp-ml

Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 16:03:58 EEST


I can give you a Compaq IPAQ Legacy free computer if you pay for shipping.

It is a 500 MHz PIII Celeron CPU
It has no RAM, but can take up to 512MB
It has about a 8GB HD.

Let me know if this would help.


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Seppo Niemi
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 6:36 AM
Subject: Measures against spam in rp-ml

Dear Everybody,

I have just installed a piece of software called SpamAssassin to the
rp-ml mail server. It should cut down the amount spam on the list.

The software checks every incoming message and calculates a "spam
value" for it. If the value is high enough, the message is flagged as
spam and tossed away.

This is not a perfect solution, there'll still be a certain amount of
spam which is not caught by SpamAssassin. And it is also possible that
some perfectly legitimate mails will be rejected as spam because the
software thinks it "looks like spam". But I think this is still an

I also had to upgrade the Mail Transfer Agent software (Exim) to
version 4.20 and some other components of the Operating System in
order to get SpamAssassin installed. The list should, however,
continue to work just as before. The server hardware is slow and old
and this new software requires a lot of computing power, so there may
or may not be some occasional timeouts or delays.

If you experience any technical problems, please send mail to and let me know.


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