.fdf spam

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Aug 10 22:01:03 IST 2007

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Daniel Straka wrote:
>>>> On 8/10/2007 at 12:04 PM, in message <46BCA89E.6030705 at alexb.ch>, Alex Broens
> <ms-list at alexb.ch> wrote:
>> On 8/10/2007 7:48 PM, Gareth wrote:
>>> Today I got my first .fdf spam. It looks basically like a pdf file and
>>> acrobat opens it as usual but because of the different extension I believe
>>> the PDFInfo plugin did not scan it. I have mailed the plugin author to let
>>> him know.
>>> I doubt this method will last long. I had never heard of a .fdf file before
>>> so I suspect it is something a lot of people will add to the file extensions
>>> block list.
>> There's an updated PDFInfo plugin
>> # PDFInfo Plugin for SpamAssassin
>> # Version: 0.8
>> # Info: $Id: PDFInfo.pm 902 2007-08-10 17:13:19Z root $
>> # Current Home: http://www.rulesemporium.com/plugins.htm#pdfinfo 
>> # Created: 2007-08-10
>> # Modified: 2007-08-10
>> # By: Dallas Engelken <dallase at uribl.com>
>> #
>> #
>> # Changes:
>> #   0.8 - added .fdf detection (thanks John Lundin) [axb]
> OK, I've downloaded the pdfinfo plugin files from SARE. Now what do I do with 'em?
> I'm running 
> spamassassin version = 3.1.3
> MailScanner version = 4.54.6
> Followed the directions in the .pm files, but doesn't seem to work for me.
> Are there some dependencies I don't have? I'm not running Pyzor or DCC, are they required?
> Thanks in advance....
Put the pdfinfo.cf file in /etc/mail/spamassassin.
Put the PDFInfo.pm file in with your other Plugins (my preferred route, 
yes I know there are alternatives). You'll find the directory with

find /usr/lib/perl -type d -name 'Plugin' -print
It should be under /usr/lib/perl5/....../Mail/SpamAssassin/Plugin
Put the PDFInfo.pm file in there.

Now edit your /etc/mail/spamassassin/v310.pre file and add a loadplugin 
line just like the others in there, but referring PDFInfo instead of 
whatever plugin line you are copying.

Then restart MailScanner.


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