Re: demographics of debian users (was: ratio of male vs. female debian users)
I usually agree with your moderate view on many topics but the following
one, I think, is not politically correct attitudes to my eye. This may
not be something you intended to do.
On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 12:58:09AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 06:55:58AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> > Joey Hess wrote:
> > Joey>  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?
> * ^Content-Type: .*charset="?ks_c_5601-1987
I do not think this is right thing to do. This is as bad as filtering
by domain name etc. (I understand that this prevents many spams with
minimum CPU cycle.)
> # Apparently this is a legally-required Korean tag meaning "hello, I'm
> # spam." For once, I'm going to believe the spammers.
> * ^Subject: (.?±¤°í|.*±¤°í.?$)
I use similar high bit filter mechanism and it captures all Korean Spams.
Difference is the former will catch legitimate postings which use only
ASCII code and is from a user who uses Korean version of windows MUA
Whether you use high-bit or not, stupid windows client tends to label
mail with local encoding (This is version dependent behavior.)
Kindness to those poor people who happens to use windows may be
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