Mailto's being marked as detected fraud attempt.

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Wed Nov 17 14:10:30 GMT 2004

I use a ruleset for the phishing detection in MS, rather than
whitelisting in spam.assassin.pref.conf which helps, but is a pain to

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic Ltd
tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

Randal, Phil wrote:

> You probably can't.
> One of our biggest headaches here is so-called "legitimate" newsletters
> which, to the untrained eye, are indistinguishable from spam.  They use
> the same bulk-emailers that spammers do, and insist on redirecting via
> some suspicious link, and contain dodgy html markup.
> I personally see these newsletters as being part of the problem.  People
> who should know better are often the worst offenders, too.
> Whitelisting leaves you open to all sorts of garbage (even
> whitelist_from if the spammer runs their own poisoned reverse DNS
> lookups).
> Cheers,
> Phil
> ----
> Phil Randal
> Network Engineer
> Herefordshire Council
> Hereford, UK
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: MailScanner mailing list
>>[mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Julian Field
>>Sent: 17 November 2004 12:17
>>Subject: Re: Mailto's being marked as detected fraud attempt.
>>How could I improve it?



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