Help out on the SpamAssassin mailing list (4)
completed by: Hannah
mentors: Paul Johnson, Florian Ragwitz, Kevin A. McGrail
The mailing list for Users is always in need of people to lend a hand to new administrators running SpamAssassin. Fighting Anti-Spam is complex and requires a good knowledge of many technologies, RFCs, acronyms and more.
Technically, here are the steps to complete this task:
0 - Read https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/describecomponents.cgi for at least 1.5 hours
1 - Readhttp://spamassassin.apache.org/presentations/macsysadmin_2009_presentation_final_post.pdfin it's entirety
2 - Review http://spamassassin.apache.org/ for at least 1.5 hours
3 - Review http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/ for at least 1.5 hours
4 - Browse the open bugs athttps://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/describecomponents.cgi for at least 1.5 hours
5 - Monitor the mailing list, research the question and write ME (firstname.lastname@example.org) a response to the 3 separate users' questions. Your response should include the URL where you found the answer.
In short, you will start being a manual / wiki reader to get your feet wet in anti-spam.
Hopefully, your responses are good and I will relay or approve (at your choice) the response to the mailing list. I will also be available to help you out with mailing list etiquette, if required.
6 - I will consider this task finished when you have completed tasks 0 through 4 and written two responses to questions on the mailing list that I can approve in line with #5.