integrate SpamAssassin junk mail tests

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Thunderbird
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
14 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Dan Grey, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8

Feature request: Not convinced Bayesian filtration is sufficient. Some spam
contains nothing but linked images and random words/garbage words, and I can't
see how a Bayesian filter can catch them. Options to run SpamAssassin tests (as
previously available through SAproxy, now commercial software) would be an
excellent addition.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Updated

13 years ago
Component: Preferences → General
Summary: Feature request: intergrate SpamAssassin junk mail tests → intergrate SpamAssassin junk mail tests

Comment 1

13 years ago
The fix for bug 290237 has added a feature in TB to honor junk-detection headers 
added by the ISP; the built-in support is for SpamAssassin.

However, I don't think it's appropriate to add a capability to actually run SA 
from TB; as stated in comment 0, this can be done via a proxy, and that should 
be the extent of the interface -- just as is done now for virus detection.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Summary: intergrate SpamAssassin junk mail tests → integrate SpamAssassin junk mail tests

Comment 2

13 years ago
Clearly it's already thought of as appropriate to have spam filtration as part
of the e-mail client, so why not make it better?  Furthermore, many people have
terrible ISPs without SpamAssassin.  Running a proxy may be a solution for you
or me, but most end users have know idea what that means, or how to begin doing it.

Comment 3

12 years ago
This feature was (in another form) worked into Thunderbird 1.5, see bug 224318.
(This comment hopefully helps people who search bugzilla for SA integration.)

Comment 4

12 years ago
Another solution for folks looking for a subset of SA's features is the Thunderbird Extension for Sender Verification - http://taubz.for.net/code/spf/ .
The extension uses Sender Policy Framework (SPF) (in a nonstandard way), DomainKeys (DK), and the phishing database of MailPolice.
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