Spammers circumvent MS

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sat May 10 12:25:08 IST 2003

At 11:16 10/05/2003, you wrote:
>If I was an intelligent SPAMMER *laugh*, I could just run the SPAM I
>intended to send out thru MailScanner w/ SA and make sure that
>it scored low enough to get thru and if it didn't, then modify it till it
>did.  This is likely why a lot of the SPAM recently seems
>to be going more towards the plain text side with a simple web link.  That
>makes me think, maybe there needs to be a new BL that has
>domains/IPs/IP ranges/URLs in it and matches them if in e-mails, I'm not
>aware of anything that does this now.

This is what people like Spamhaus try to do. They target known spammers
rather than open relays.
Julian Field
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