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RE: [OT] Virusses (many!) via list?

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Provost, Stephane wrote:
> I am also receiving a _lot_ of these #$@#% emails from spammers, especially
> with attachments of 150k. Does anybody know which mailfilter I should use ?
> My wishlist is:
> - I'd like to filter based on rules (regexp)
> - I'd like to have a report of what got filtered and why. On this topic, I
> remember once someone sending a report from his mailfilter giving a score to
> the email. This score was based on points associated to the probability it
> is a spam (like 5 points for certain keywords, more for big attachments,
> points for the sender -whether it's valid or not), etc...
> - whether it uses config files or has a web front-end doesn't really
> matter...

'spamassassin' is what you're thinking of - very easily starts catching
common spams - combined with a few procmail rules and you never have to
see 'em (or can throw 'em in a special directory, etc.) - tho personally I
tweaked the score for microsoft executable attached - tho IMO it's
probably more worthwhile to heavily tweak the mismatched mime type score.

http://www.spamassassin.org/ and http://www.spamassassin.org/tests.html

If anyone knows of something friendlier than procmail, you may wanna share
for those who are scared of procmail - even if it's just an interface to /
rule creator.  I found it easiest to take a dummy system and play with
rules and fake emails until you're comfortable - but that may not be an
option for all.  But, procmail will definitely give you the regex power
you want for your mails, whether they stay on the server or just to
cut down on unwanted 'subscriptions' and spam before downloading.

-Martin Norland

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