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Re: html spam

i just want to add a warning about spamassassin.  i had it setup for
about a week and it was very good at catching spam, but occassionally it
would drive the cpu load into the 20s.  i didn't spend any time trying
to track down the problem.  i was using procmail to send all my mail
through SA so maybe using the milter solution would work better, but i'd
be careful about installing it on a busy mail server.


On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 08:06:53AM +0300, Jussi Ekholm wrote:
> Thomas Buhk <tbuhk@swing-ag.de> wrote:
> >> If you don't want any spam, it's up to *you*.
> > 
> > i don't think so. i think spam is a problem *all* have!
> That's true, fair enough. But in the end, if you don't wanna receive any
> spam, you should set up good Procmail recipes. Or, the easy way; install
> SpamAssassin. :-) It is *really* good, I have to emphasize it again and
> again. 
> If I'd be whining to every mailing list I've subscribed to (believe me,
> there are *many*), I would still receive tons of spam, no matter how
> politely I would've been asking. As I said, after installing this
> marvellous software, the amount of spam that comes *through* has dropped
> to almost zero. You really should consider installing it.
> > a first step would be if mailinglist (this include) drop any html
> > mail. next step could be to remove those with 'unsubscibe' in the 
> > subject >;>
> Well, again -- before I set up SA, I had Procmail recipe, which would
> kill all mails with Content-type: text/html and also all mails with
> subject 'unsubscribe'. This worked fine -- for me, at least.
> >> I recommend visiting <URL: http://www.spamassassin.org >
> >> and setting it up. My spam problems have ended after installing it.
> > 
> > can't say anything about it. the url was refused by the host...
> Umm, something weird is going on in your end, because I can access the
> site with no trouble at all. Try adding a trailing slash to that URL,
> if it would help? Pretty weird indeed, because I just pasted that URL
> I wrote and am looking at the page right now...
> -- 
> Jussi Ekholm <ekhowl@goa-head.org> | GNU/Linux user number 269376
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