Re: Unusual spam recently - hummm - postprocess
On Jun 3, 2004, at 3:07 PM, Alvin Oga wrote:
post processing is for the birds in my limited world of 10,000+
mails per day ... most of which are spam
- the original posts spam assassin didnt reject
the incoming spam to "undisclosed recepient"
- once they validate the email addy is good, you're
promptly added to a new more expensive spam list
- receiving spam is a bad thing
My mail system has a number of users, and I prefer to let the recipient
decide what is spam.
The question was really about the empty spams that are showing up in
the last month or so, and what they are intended for. Weather it was a
prelude to an MTA exploiting worm strike, or just spammers assessing
the value of their spam lists before using them to deliver their
My content filtering mostly works. It catches over 99% of spam and I
have only had 1 false positive, and I think I will stick with it.
Some list servers such as yahoogroups (May it rot in pieces) have the
annoying behavior of deactivating your subscription on hard bounces
from MTAs so whenever a list I am subscribed to with lax attachment
policies gets a worm, and I hard bounce it with mime-header-checks, I
get deactivated. So this is just one example of hard bouncing spam not
being a great system wide policy right now (Unless you don't like your