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From mike808 <>
Subject Re: Modperl! Your spam awaits you
Date Sun, 04 Aug 2002 15:48:32 GMT
On Thursdayen den 1 January 1970 00.59, wrote:
> P.S. This is not spam!

Oden Eriksson <> writes:
> He he..., yeah right...
> How do one keep this kind of [ed. - expletive] out of here?

Michael Poole <>
> I'd like to know, too.

On Sunday 04 August 2002 10:04 am, Steven Lembark wrote:
> The answer, of course, is Perl. The spamassassin module
> to be precise, see <> for
> details.

On Sunday 04 August 2002 10:13 am, Ged Haywood wrote:
> No, I think the answer in this case is Ask.

From what I can tell, the original had the following header:
> X-Spam-Rating: 1.6.2 0/1000/N

So did Ged's last response:
> X-Spam-Rating: 1.6.2 0/1000/N

It may have been included when Ged replied, which is how it got attached to 
his message. Which, in a way allows blocking of spam and spam-related 
threads, whether it is pro or con the originating message.

However, a completely unrelated recent thread had these headers:
> Subject: RE: can't fine ModuleConfig.c.
> X-Spam-Rating: 1.6.2 0/1000/N

What this tells me is that whatever is performing and inserting the 
X-Spam-Rating header is worthless to this list for this kind of spam.

But, it is always easier to identify ex-post-facto spam than a priori spam.

At the very least, the moderators (Ask?) should be able to identify the 
poster's originating subscribing infromation, unsubscribe them to the list, 
and/or notify them if it came from a compromised account.

And of course, send whatever info we can to the RBL folks (or your favorite 
public list of spam offenders).

() Join the ASCII ribbon campaign against HTML email and Microsoft-specific
/\ attachments. If I wanted to read HTML, I would have visited your website!
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