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Re: More link spam getting through to the lists

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, pgsql-www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: More link spam getting through to the lists
Date: 2011-06-09 14:41:57
Message-ID: 23621.1307630517@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> As far as this problem goes, anyway, I've sort of seen a similar problem
> in the spanish list: some long-subscribed fellow seems to get
> "something" in their Hotmail account (I've seen a couple from Gmail as
> well, but Hotmail seems to be more frequently affected) and they start
> sending link spam such as the above.

> What I did in that case was to add a rule that sends to moderation all
> emails with
> /^Message-Id:.*phx.gbl/i
> This blocks all the bad ones coming from Hotmail, as well as some
> legitimate Hotmail email.  (Fortunately we have very few active Hotmail
> users anyway).

> I have not looked into Gmail spam.  Clearly, marking all email from
> gmail.com for moderation is not practical.

Yeah, I agree.  From the examples I've seen so far, the spams contain
nothing in the body except a URL; but I don't know whether it's
practical to write a spamassassin test for that.

			regards, tom lane

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