On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 at 14:10 -0400, rickm@ummm-beer.com confabulated:

> Josie Walls wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Would this group agree that requiring 5 hits in order to classify an email
>> as spam is too conservative a number?
>>
>> I suspect ISPs have their filter settings at 3 or less.
>>
>> Any insight would be appreciated.
>>

>
> I'm an ISP and we use 5 to mark and 10 to reject at smtp time (not bounce,
> smtp reject 551).


ISP here, too. I have the score at 5 as well. If I were to drop it any
lower, customers would start screeming too much email was going into their
spambox. We also allow the customer to adjust the score individually from
a web interface.