Anyone have a procmail recipe that uses "bogofilter", "spamassassin" or both?
March 4, 2004 7:12 AM   Subscribe

Anyone have a procmail recipe that uses "bogofilter", "spamassassin" or both (in concert)?

My email filtering system doesn't seem to be working as efficiently as it once did. I fear that I tweaked it one too many times and borked myself somewhere along the line. My shell account has both "bogofilter" and "spamassassin" available on the system. I had used them both, invoked by procmail coupled with bindings that allowed me to tie it to Mutt). I think the best strategy is to rebuild from scratch. It's a good opportunity to see what works for other people. I scoured UseNet and the pertinent FAQs and found few concrete examples. Anyone wanna share what they are doing with either of the programs mentioned?
posted by RavinDave to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
yep. see here.
posted by andrew cooke at 7:20 AM on March 4, 2004

What works really well for me is whitelisting.
posted by nicwolff at 10:41 AM on March 4, 2004

I used to use spamassassin but have switched over to bogofilter because of the reduced complexity and lower resource usage. The non-bayesian part of SA wasn't doing me much good anyway.

Set up your ~/ as specified in the manpage (I have the cutoff at 0.8, seems to be a good value), and add the following to the top of your procmailrc (unless there's stuff you don't want to run through bogofilter)

| /usr/bin/bogofilter -uepl

Then you can filter with by matching the X-Bogosity: yes header. Remember to correct any mistakes made by bogofilter though, or they'll amplify in the long run. The manpage is essential reading.
posted by fvw at 5:59 PM on March 4, 2004

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