Re: Spam alert
On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 07:12:26PM -0700, Zach Archer wrote:
> Hi. I started receiving a whole lot of spam last night, shortly after
> subscribing and posting to this newsgroup for the first time. I'm not
> sure which brand of net-annoyant it is, but I'm receiving a lot of
> messages with big .exe files attached (funny that I can't open these
> in my macintosh household)
> A lot of these say things like "New critical update" from "Microsoft"
> (obviously neither is true)
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/authenticate_mail.asp for info
> I'm hoping one of you can take corrective action to kill this virus,
> because my mailbox filled to capacity today and started bouncing
> messages back to people >:(
I got sick of this too, and installed a little perl script
called popfilter, from web.iscali.it . It took a little while
to get going, but does the job nicely. The nice thing is you
don't have to download the message (with the damn attachment),
it deletes remotely.
Here's a .email_blacklist I've used to get most of these bastards:
20031001 =>Microsoft<= =>.
20031001 =>Client<= =>.
20031001 =>User<= =>.
20031001 =>Partner<= =>.
20031001 =>Consumer<= =>.
20031001 =>Customer<= =>.
20031001 =>.<= =>Internet
20031001 =>.<= =>Critical
20031001 =>.<= =>Security
20031001 =>.<= =>Microsoft
I'm planning to set this up in a cron job, because otherwise my
mailbox fills up as you said. I also gave my ISP an earfull for
not affering any server side solutions.
Debian GNU/Linux Operating System
By the People, For the People
Chris Tillman (a people instance)
toff one at cox dot net
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