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Subject: [ADMIN] spam filter of linux-mips
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 17:06:15 +0200
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As you (hopefully have not) noticed the spam filter of the linux-mips
mailing list (and it appears also user accounts, depending on configuration)
has become a bit triggerhappy lately causing false positives - and the
recent update of that machine has changd that only marginally, if at all.

I feel that short of becoming a spamfilter developer I'm running out of
toggles and buttons to tune the filter to avoid false positives / negatives.
So if one your postings doesn't make it to the list contact me and I'll
approve the posting.

Loud rant at certain email providers, in particular Yahoo.  If your email
bounces during SMTP transfer there is no way for the list software to know
if that was because an email address got stale or because for some reason
the contest was inacceptable or maybe just too large.  Whatever the issue,
if the list robot sees more than a paricular number of bounces within a
certain time frame, it will unsubscribe users.  So for your spam filter
setup this just means if you don't like a posting, discard it locally,
don't bounce it.

  Ralf

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