how to detect koi8-r characters
kevin.howard at jobmedia.com.au
Mon Sep 15 12:28:12 IST 2008
We're receiving a lot of spam comprising Cyrillic characters in the subject line, example Subject: =?koi8-r?B?8sXLzGHNwSDXIOnObcXSzsVtxSA=?=
and a message body which is 100% Cyrillic, some messages are plain text and some HTML.
The plains messages are using;
Spamassassin doesn't seem to be able to detect these reliably despite us training bayes on these messages and utilising language filters. So we're trying to use MCP to detect them but have had no success whatsoever to date.
I have tried making a rule to detect " ?koi8 " in the subject line but Mailscanner only seems to look at visible characters.
Any ideas? my preference is to stop them with MCP if possible.
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