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Re: Spam filters on the mailing lists

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Spam filters on the mailing lists
Date: 2008-02-23 02:27:16
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- --On Friday, February 22, 2008 09:25:33 -0500 Andrew Sullivan 
<ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 09:26:18PM -0400, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> Are there any X-Spam headers being added to the messages?  Are those
>> messsages scoring low?
> Yes and yes.  I just got two more (casino ones, in this case) with spam
> scores similar to what others have posted.
> I'm wondering whether something simple and rule-based might help catch a lot
> of this before we start Bayes work on them.  I mean, "Casino slots" in the
> title is a pretty easy catch :)

We actually have Majordomo setup with a list of 'taboo_subject':

configset DEFAULT taboo_headers <<ENDAAB
/^X-Spam-Status: Yes/ 10,spamassassin
/^X-Spam-Status: Yes, hits=([6-9]|\d\d+)/ 20,spamassassin
/^To: (dot)+\(at)yahoogroups(dot)com/ 1,to_header
/^Subject: Virus/i 1,virus_subject
/^Subject: Virenchecker Information/i 1,virus_subject
/^Subject: Content Violation/i 1,subject
/^Subject: WARNING! Blocked mail/i 1,subject

so, we can definitely add rules to this, and, in fact, any list owner should be 
able to do that for their list (ie. non-english lists) ... if you look in 
access_rules, you will see a rule for $taboo_subject, which is defined by tthe 
1,subject part of the line ...

So, adding to that list is definitely easy enough ...

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