new spam getting through

Joshua F. Withrow jwithrow at
Fri Dec 3 15:35:07 GMT 2010

I've had them running since early yesterday.  I haven't looked to see how much they're contributing, but everything is running fine. :)

Josh Withrow
Software Developer
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-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Peter Ong
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 10:29 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: new spam getting through

Has anyone else tried these sa plugins? I've implemented them in our gateways, so no results yet. I did a rudimentary test on it... seems to be okay.


----- Original Message -----

> From: "Jim Barber" <jim.barber at>
> To: "MailScanner discussion" <mailscanner at>
> Sent: Thursday, December 2, 2010 5:35:42 PM
> Subject: Re: new spam getting through
> On 2/12/2010 8:01 PM, Steve Freegard wrote:
> > Try my short URL decoder plug-in that I wrote for SA:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > You'll need to add x(dot)co to the shortener list though; the other
> > defaults should work fine.
> >
> > Put both files in /etc/mail/spamassassin and restart MailScanner to
> > get SA to start using the new plugin.
> >
> > This will allow SA to 'see' the decoded URI and check it against URI
> > blacklists or local 'uri' rules, so you have plenty of options to
> > start blocking these.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve.
> Thank you! :)
> I've been getting a lot of the same sort of emails with encoded short
> URLs slipping in in the past week or so.
> This plugin should go a long way towards stopping them.
> ----------
> Jim Barber
> DDI Health
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