russian spam tsunami?

Mark Sapiro mark at
Wed Mar 18 03:20:48 GMT 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 10:23:45AM -0700, Mark Nienberg wrote:
> Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
> >Gang,
> >
> >Has anybody else been getting buried by Cyrillic spam?  We have
> >been clobbered by it.  A big boatload comes from,
> >aka Turktelekom -- I blocked every IP netblock of theirs that I
> >could find this weekend.  But it comes from lots of other places
> >too.  Suggestions, eg SA rules?
> >
> >Jeff Earickson
> >Colby College
> # One of those strange cyrillic fonts
> header   LOCAL_CYRILLIC           Subject:raw =~ /windows\-1251/i
> describe LOCAL_CYRILLIC           Cyrillic fonts
> score    LOCAL_CYRILLIC           4
> You can do the same with other character sets.

Or you can find

# =============== OK Locales ===============

# ok_locales            en

in /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf and uncomment the ok_locales
line to accept only messages with western character sets.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro net       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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