[SURBL-Discuss] Question about scoring in SA3

Kevin A. McGrail kmcgrail at pccc.com
Wed May 18 16:20:27 CEST 2005


Thanks very much!

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>
> *This describes the four scoring numbers ....*
> **
> **
> *score SYMBOLIC_TEST_NAME n.nn [ n.nn n.nn n.nn ]*
>     Assign scores (the number of points for a hit) to a given test.
>     Scores can be positive or negative real numbers or integers.
>     |SYMBOLIC_TEST_NAME|
>
<http://spamassassin.apache.org/full/3.0.x/dist/doc/Mail_SpamAssassin_Conf.h
tml#item_symbolic_test_name>
>     is the symbolic name used by SpamAssassin for that test; for
>     example, 'FROM_ENDS_IN_NUMS'.
>
>     If only one valid score is listed, then that score is always used
>     for a test.
>
>     If four valid scores are listed, then the score that is used depends
>     on how SpamAssassin is being used. The first score is used when both
>     Bayes and network tests are disabled (score set 0). The second score
>     is used when Bayes is disabled, but network tests are enabled (score
>     set 1). The third score is used when Bayes is enabled and network
>     tests are disabled (score set 2). The fourth score is used when
>     Bayes is enabled and network tests are enabled (score set 3).
>
>     Setting a rule's score to 0 will disable that rule from running.
>
>     If any of the score values are surrounded by parenthesis '()', then
>     all of the scores in the line are considered to be relative to the
>     already set score. ie: '(3)' means increase the score for this rule
>     by 3 points in all score sets. '(3) (0) (3) (0)' means increase the
>     score for this rule by 3 in score sets 0 and 2 only.
>
>     If no score is given for a test by the end of the configuration, a
>     default score is assigned: a score of 1.0 is used for all tests,
>     except those who names begin with 'T_' (this is used to indicate a
>     rule in testing) which receive 0.01.
>
>     Note that test names which begin with '__' are indirect rules used
>     to compose meta-match rules and can also act as prerequisites to
>     other rules. They are not scored or listed in the 'tests hit'
>     reports, but assigning a score of 0 to an indirect rule will disable
>     it from running.
>
> Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
>
> >I've been very pleased with SURBL in SA3 and I'd like to increase the
> >scores.  However, I don't understand how the default scores like this
work:
> >
> >rules/50_scores.cf:score URIBL_AB_SURBL 0 2.007 0 0.417
> >rules/50_scores.cf:score URIBL_OB_SURBL 0 1.996 0 3.213
> >rules/50_scores.cf:score URIBL_PH_SURBL 0 0.839 0 2.000
> >rules/50_scores.cf:score URIBL_SC_SURBL 0 3.897 0 4.263
> >rules/50_scores.cf:score URIBL_WS_SURBL 0 0.539 0 1.462
> >
> >I feel SA is being too conservative with the resource that SURBL
provides.
> >Can anyone give me their recommendations for my local configuration file
for
> >replacement scores that will be more effective?
> >
> >And since I couldn't find it referenced, can anyone tell me what the four
> >numbers after the score mean?
> >
> >Regards,
> >KAM
> >
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