Amazing! Thank you both! I wish I had known about x-spam-score a long time ago. It's a bit amusing that we're using AbuseFilter-esque rules to filter out spam from a mailing list devoted to AbuseFilter, hehe! But hey, whatever works :)

As advised, I have it set to 4, with "Reject (with notification)", so I assume I will be emailed when something is rejected. I have some worries that given the nature of this list, we might have legitimate emails that are about spam and may get flagged as spam itself. I will monitor and tweak accordingly.

Thanks again,

~ MusikAnimal

On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 3:02 PM Bryan Davis <> wrote:
On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 11:49 AM MusikAnimal <> wrote:
> Hello! I am an admin of the mailing list. Starting some months ago, we get spam more or less on a daily basis. We have all messages automatically held for approval, so our readers aren't seeing the spam, rather myself and the other admin are burdened with logging in and rejecting the emails every day.
> Is there any advice on how to prevent this from happening?

The use of the x-spam-score header is not described in your current
attempts to keep spam from the list, so
may be worth looking at.

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