[Talk] Combatting spam (was: (no subject))

Greg 'groggy' Lehey Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Thu Aug 15 13:15:53 EST 2002

On Thursday, 15 August 2002 at 12:23:12 +0930, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 11:45, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> There are ways to stop this kind of spam.  I didn't get the original
>> message, for example: it landed in my caughtspam folder because it
>> purported to come from yahoo.com, but didn't contain any yahoo
>> headers:
> I didn't get it either - Spam Assassin working it's magic..

Interesting.  SpamAssassin let it through here:

X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-96.7 required=5.0 tests=DEAR_SOMEBODY,NIGERIAN_SCAM_2,A_FROM_IN_AUTO_WLIST,FORGED_YAHOO_RCVD version=2.01 

Looks like something triggered its "seen that one before, it's OK" 100
point bonus, but even then it wouldn't have triggered.

>> Yet another interesting site is
>> http://www.noie.gov.au/Projects/consumer/Spam/Interim_Report/index.htm.
>> It invites interested parties to submit comments.  Should AUUG be
>> doing so?
> Sounds like it is probably worth doing..
> Anyone interested? :)

I'd suggest that we discuss it on the list.

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