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From: sperber@i...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcement: SpamOracle
>>>>> "Xavier" == Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@inria.fr> writes:

Xavier> I suggest we move this discussion off the Caml list, as it's not
Xavier> really relevant to Caml.  Briefly:

>> That said, what i really wanted to know, is if you have some idea of how
>> spamoracle would scale in case of heavy load, if you use it to filter
>> mailing lists input for example ? For example, do you use it to filter
>> the ocaml mailing lists or something such ?

Xavier> We use SpamOracle to filter caml-bugs@inria.fr, with excellent
Xavier> results.  caml-list@inria.fr is filtered by the "must be subscribed to
Xavier> post" policy of Majordomo.

Xavier> Generally speaking, SpamOracle runs faster than SpamAssassin, so if
Xavier> your e-mail system withstand the latter, it should withstand the
Xavier> former.  Of course, if your mailserver receives 10000 messages a day,
Xavier> even SpamOracle could be computationally too expensive.

For reference, I run the byte-code version of SpamOracle on our IBM
320 mail servers.  I get on the order of 1000 messages/day which run
through SpamOracle.  The IBM 320 is an over-ten-year old desktop AIX
machine, comparable about to a 486/33.  (And it handles the email of
the rest of the faculty as well, including several other SpamOracle
users.)  So any modern-hardware mailserver should be able to handle
10000/day easily.

I love SpamOracle.

BTW. the latest issue of the German "Spiegel" news magazine has an
article about Bayesian SPAM filters, quoting Paul Graham as saying
that the first one to offer a practical implementation of Bayes will
surely become very rich.  By my book, Xavier certainly deservers it.

-- 
Cheers =8-} Mike
Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla
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