M.S. 4.84.5 Question
Sampson at p2sol.com
Tue Mar 20 15:39:09 GMT 2012
I am currently using spam assassin with mail scanner, and clam D. Which has been doing a great job so far now that I have worked some of the bugs out in our setup. Just the owner of our company HATES spam lol and just trying to see if there is a way to tweak the system to get it to catch a little more. That being said the blacklist in spam(whatever) will black list the url that the email is coming from which is not what I want in this case but to be able to scan the e-mail itself and verify that any links in the email are valid and safe. I know that the system in its current config will scan for links that go to numeric ip addresses. So maybe restating my question to will mail scanner (or spam assassin) scan the links that go to bogus sites and flag them as possible phishing sites even If the link goes to a word address such as bad_site.com instead of a numeric address
From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Ken A
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:12 AM
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Subject: Re: M.S. 4.84.5 Question
Those are usually caught by the URI based blacklists in SpamAssassin, but you can also use a milter.
Good lists are provided by Spamhaus, URIBL and SURBL.
On 3/20/2012 8:35 AM, Sampson, Aaron wrote:
> Sorry if I was not clear enough.
> There is a link embedded in these emails says "Visit your inbox now" from a valid business social site (linked IN). But when you look at the link it would take you to "bogus_site.com" But again the problem is how do I or Can I scan these messages for these embedded links to bogus sites.
> I'm still fairly new but the questions is more of a general is it possible and have you done it question.
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> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Ken A
> Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 4:32 PM
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> You mean like<a href=paaaypalz.info>paypal</a> or some other kind of bogosity? Different spam is caught in different ways, so you need to be specific in your question.
> On 3/19/2012 3:31 PM, Sampson, Aaron wrote:
>> I am runnning MailScanner 4.84.5 on Centos 6.2 and my question is we
>> have gotten e-mails from a valid business network site that contained
>> a bogus link, so is there a way that you can have MailScanner check
>> the URL to ensure that it is valid. I know it will check to see if
>> the link is a numeric IP address but these are coming across as a
>> name. Is there some thing in MailScanner.conf that I can change to
>> have it check these e-mails?
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