[Pkg-dspam-misc] Changes to dspam.conf template

Matthijs Mohlmann matthijs at cacholong.nl
Thu Nov 3 08:36:17 UTC 2005

Rudolf Weeber wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a patch ready for dspam.conf.in:
> * Corrected the path to the mysql server socket, so that it matches the
>   one used by the debian mysql package

> * Change "opt out" to "opt in"
>   Dspam is set to "train everything" by default. At uni | made the
>   experience, that users do not realize, that, if they don't complain
>   about a spam mail, it will be learned a sinnocent, and they get their
>   dictionary ruined. With the opt in setting, users have to enable dpsam
>   in the webfrontend (or using dspam_admin) explicitly, so the training
>   starts, when they already have concerned themselves with the way the
>   filter works (hopefully)
Ok, so you mean that the default is to not learn mail as spam ?

I don't think we need to touch this option. IMO most users don't want to
bother with the spam learning stuff and will let do the sysadmin to
create optimized spam learning rules. For the users who want to have the
control can always use the web frontend.

Thoughts ?

> * spamAction is set to "tag" instead "quarantaine". by default
>   Users meight be very surprised, when part of their mail doesn't end up
>   in ther mailbox. They might not even know, where to look for it. So
>   IMHO it is better, to let users explicitly activate the quarantaine.
I don't understand completely:
Preference "spamAction=quarantine", that's what is in the default
src/dspam.conf.in -> You want to change that too tag ?

If so, I completely agree.

> this is a bit of a pessimistic view, but I made the experience, that it
> is justified. Dspam is especially interesting for large mail servers,
> and those usually have lots of unexperienced users.
> Comments?
> CU, Rudolf


Matthijs Mohlmann

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