Spammers circumvent MS

Forrest Aldrich forrie at FORRIE.COM
Thu May 15 20:34:22 IST 2003

Doesn't SpamAssassin (Bayes) create a DB Hash of tokenized results (spam
and not spam).   I suppose if you could find a way to perform matches
against that - well, you'd probably re-invent the wheel.

Take a look at, who released some new anti-spam rulesets
that might help - I've not installed them yet, but they do work with
SpamAssassin, et al.


At 07:39 AM 5/11/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>When I said in e-mails, I mean in the body of the e-mail, kind of like how
>SpamAssassin works, but think a dynamic rule set that
>could be pulled from a server/etc, kind of like antivirus signatures.
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Julian Field" <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
>Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 6:25 AM
>Subject: Re: Spammers circumvent MS
> > 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.
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> > Julian Field
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