Filtering spam with SpamAssassin header
Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg
listsub at 401.cx
Thu Aug 17 14:35:23 CEST 2006
Brett Patterson wrote:
> I've been reading all the thoughts presented on the list. While I
> agree that SPAM or Junk mail needs to be addressed, I don't think it
> should be Roundcube's job to handle the SPAM. That's why there are 3rd
> party scripts out there (SpamAssassin) that do this. To me, it would
> make much more sense (and be faster) if it were done on the IMAP server
> side (MTU side?). Roundcube should at least *recognize* SPAM flags (as
> we all know there's more than one spam flag, and no unified
> specification). So having roundcube recognize that SPAM is in one of
> the flags somewhere would help.
I totally agree. Detecting and spam-tagging should be done
serverside, but a good client should be able to *recognize* mails
already marked as spam, just as you say.
> But RC should not be the way to set up the SPAM rules. RC isn't meant
> to be a WHCP (Web Host Control Panel) and keeping it simplistic would go
> straight out the window with creating SPAM rules. Not only would you
> now have to add code dealing with SPAM, you'd have to look at every
> server configuration and the dealing with SPAM and exactly how they mark
> it, move it, or if it's just flagged. Then possibly create X many
> scripts doing the same thing but per X different servers. Seems
True. RC is a mailclient, it should enable you to read and send
emails. It should not attempt to be a mailserver or even a small
part of a server.
> I think highlighting the message if a flag is found to have SPAM in the
> flag name is a good idea (not sure of the patch submitted). I like the
> idea of message rules, but even most webmail systems don't deal with
> flags. Squirrelmail doesn't mark SPAM. The IMAP server marks the
> SPAM. Even the server (or Thunderbird or whatever non-webmail-client)
> create the rules to move a message based upon whatever rules they have
> in place. I think RC should have the message rules, but not the
> automatic creation of SPAM folder & SPAM marking. SPAM should be
> handled IMAP side, and message rules can come to the settings panel.
> Just my personal feelings. Any thoughts?
I personally really like the way Kmail shows the level of
"spamicity" as indicated by spamassassin, bogofilters and others by
showing small colorfull meters in each mail. If anyone is interested
I can provide screenshots as soon as I get home from work. Not sure
exactly how to solve it with the current interface, but something
similar for RC would in my opinion be the best solution.
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