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Re: demographics of debian users (was: ratio of male vs. female debian users)



On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 06:55:58AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Joey Hess wrote:
> Joey> [1] Which is at least better than the people who blackhole south korea
> Joey>     because "they're all spammers", and then wonder why they're unable
> Joey>     to communicate with certian debian develpers.
> 
> And those western culture snobs who send me personal email and which
> then bounces when I reply getting "Sorry, we don't accept mail from
> [shudder] Taiwan Spam ISPs", as the window rolls up and their
> chauffeur drives away.

I prefer filtering mail based on the character set, which I think is
much more reliable. After all, even if somebody did send me an e-mail in
Korean, I'm not going to be able to read it.

SpamAssassin takes care of enough of the rest that whatever does slip
through doesn't bother me too much, and I filter rather than bounce so
that I can deal with the very occasional false positive. That said,
these two rules haven't had any false positives for me yet:

  # TODO: If this works, /dev/null?
  :0:
  * ^Content-Type: .*charset="?ks_c_5601-1987
  spam

  # Apparently this is a legally-required Korean tag meaning "hello, I'm
  # spam." For once, I'm going to believe the spammers.
  :0:
  * ^Subject: (.?|.*.?$)
  spam

... so I might just /dev/null them.

-- 
Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]


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