[unisog] .edu's who use SpamCop?

HEAP_AUST at bentley.edu HEAP_AUST at bentley.edu
Wed Dec 17 04:09:28 GMT 2003

We decided against SpamCop for many of the reasons listed here and have 
been testing v2.36 of Vipul's Razor (http://razor.sourceforge.net/) with 
impressive results. There's still a large deal of conflict regarding the 
potential loss of mail for it to be pushed onto production servers though. 
Any other Razor experiences out there?


"Dennis Viner" <Dennis_Viner at kgi.edu>
12/16/2003 05:18 PM

        To:     "Rodrigues, Philip" <phil.rodrigues at uconn.edu>, "Unisog" <unisog at sans.org>
        cc:     (bcc: Austin Heap/Student/Bentley)
        Subject:        RE: [unisog] .edu's who use SpamCop?

We use it as part of SpamAssassin's scoring system rather than outright 
blocking as with sendmail dnsbl. We also use MailScanner so that we can 
specify a threshold for tagging email as spam and a higher score for 
outright blocking. Our volume is low, so I can't attest to how well these 
products would work for large institutions.

Dennis Viner 
Network and Systems Administrator 
Keck Graduate Institute 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodrigues, Philip [mailto:phil.rodrigues at uconn.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 12:41 PM
> To: Unisog
> Subject: [unisog] .edu's who use SpamCop?
> Hi all,
> We are currently using SpamCop's dynamic list of spammers to 
> reject some
> mail sent to the University.  This has the benefit of blocking lots of
> spam, and the drawback of occasionally blocking legitimate mail from
> sources SpamCop has determined to be spammers.
> I am looking for support for and against this policy:
> Does anyone else use SpamCop as one of their spam filters?
> Has anyone looked into SpamCop and decided *not* to use them? 
>  Why not?
> Thanks in advance for any answers.  I will keep my personal feelings
> about our current policy to myself. :-)
> Phil
> -- 
> =======================================
> Philip A. Rodrigues
> Network Analyst, UITS
> University of Connecticut
> email: phil.rodrigues at uconn.edu
> phone: 860.486.3743
> fax: 860.486.6580
> web: http://www.security.uconn.edu
> =======================================

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