Porn msg identification?

Brian May brian at UNEARTHED.ORG
Wed Apr 9 17:34:44 IST 2003

setup all of the users scores in a SQL database.. then for each of the users
that don't want or want, depending on which group is smaller, set thier
scores in the DB..  everyone else will just get the defaults...

I use the DB setup since I have spamassassin running on a different machine,
and just pass the username to spamd to pickup the correct scores...

works well...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Spicer, Kevin" <Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK>
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: Porn msg identification?

> 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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