Emails made up of random words
nathan at TCPNETWORKS.NET
Fri Jan 9 15:27:03 GMT 2004
Which ruleset (popcorn, weeds, etc.) appears to do the best job against these kinds of spam (based on your experience so far)?
From: Rick Cooper [mailto:rcooper at DIMENSION-FLM.COM]
Sent: Fri 1/9/2004 3:32 AM
To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: Re: Emails made up of random words
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> [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of Howard Robinson
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 4:33 AM
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Emails made up of random words
> Dear List members,
> We are getting increasing numbers of emails containing
> what look
> like a selection of random words. It only started here before
> Christmas. Is this a new phenomenon or have we just been lucky
> Whilst they are still manageable numbers at the moments & can
> be quickly deleted there one or two members of staff
> are getting
> their knickers in a twist about them.
> What's the best way to deal with them (the emails not
> the staff)?
> Thanks and happy new year to you all.
> Howard Robinson
Go here http://www.emtinc.net/spamhammers.htm and use these rules
if you are not already.
There is much discussion of this topic (bayes poison) on the
spamassassin list and there are a couple of counter measures
being developed so you may want to subscribe to spamassassin-talk
and follow the thread relating to large collections of random
This rule has caught a few for me (they are hiding the words with
rawbody LOCAL_ZERO_FONTSIZE /\bfont-size\:
describe LOCAL_ZERO_FONTSIZE Font has a size of Zero. What is
score LOCAL_ZERO_FONTSIZE 4.5
as has this one
describe BAYES_BUSTER Trying to bypass BAYES
score BAYES_BUSTER 10.0
Best thing, follow the sa-talk list
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