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Old 26 Oct 2018, 07:06 PM   #6
xyzzy
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Thanks for the new comments. Just noticed them since I wasn't checking for a few days since no one had commented since the initial reply.

I've continued to use the filter moving the spam that had "noreverse" into it's own folder. It's been almost a month and so far the spam (score>=5) + norevese test hasn't had any failures.

It was mentioned that "it would be a mistake to assume that a message should be discarded simply because a reverse entry can't be found". But remember I am also checking the spam score as well. Does that change the argument any?

I appreciate the comments on the reliability (or lack of it) of using noreverse as a filtering criteria. This is the kind of info I was asking for in my decision to even keep this additional stuff. I might just end up taking it out and let it end up in the normal spam folder.

FWIW I would estimate more than 90% of the spam I've been getting also had noreverse and thus ended up filtering into my "noreverse" folder which is how I came up with that 90% number (didn't actually count them though). Given that statistic maybe it isn't worth the added test if I cannot trust the reliability and just let the stuff end up in the spam folder where it was originally destined. But hey, at least I got to play with sieve a little.
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