Porn msg identification?

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Tue Apr 8 09:02:55 IST 2003

> Hmmm...  I don't think that will satisfy my customers.
> The problem is the language as well as the images contained 
> within porn
> spam.
> The issue with setting the scores very high is that some 
> customers will
> want to receive "adult" emails while others don't want to receive any.
> If there was a generic way to build a ruleset to modify the 
> subject line
> (or add/modify a header), that would probably take care of it! :)
I think that would be rather difficult to do!  The problem is how to accurately identify it.  SA does a pretty good job but isn't perfect (although personally I've not seen any of this type of spam which has got past SA).  If someone had the time/effort it might be possible to adapt the filters in DansGuardian (or something similar), although IIRC they are mostly checks for certain language (which SA can do anyway) and blacklisted sites.  I suppose it might be useful to filter out mails with hyperlinks to domains that would be blocked.  I'm not aware of any free (as in freedom or beer) mail filters that do this.  

Back to MailScanner as it is, if you're worried about the language as well as the images why not just bump the scores as Julian suggested and use the delete action?

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