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RE: ***SPAM*** Re: [wp-hackers] Spam load

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  • Subject: RE: ***SPAM*** Re: [wp-hackers] Spam load
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 17:27:22 +0000
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___/ On Wed 27 Dec 2006 16:59:21 GMT, [ Brian Layman ] wrote : \___

I  have  always thought that mailing list had some  implicit
exclusion  from  mail filters, but maybe it's no longer  the
Surely you can add your own white list, can't you?  The hacker list's
subject line should be easy enough to allow through or you could just allow
the ip address of the list server  1and1 has its own spam
filter (which is what added the ***SPAM*** tag to the text above).  But it
is wrong 99% of the time.  It's practically useless.

...Seems   like  it  requires  an  extension,  which   isn't
installed  by  default  (and these are not  my  Web  servers
either, so no luck there):


Later having a look at this...


Maybe you can figure something out. I suspect that I can add
filter rules at a level higher than SA.

I  finally  found  another  place where  Webspace  is  being
'leaked'.  I never realised that the whitelist file can grow
and  exceed 100MB of plain text. When will SPAM of  biblical
scale ever stop? Probably never. E-mail ceases to be a valid
method of communication. One misery at a time.

So, I've written my own in PHP and cron it through my server.
http://www.thecodecave.com/article288  Since the initial configuration, I've
not gotten any false positives and now just purge the emails without even
looking at them.  I suppose I should run it without purging now and then,
but no one has ever complained about any missing emails.  So, I think I'm
still pretty good.

Email SPAM IS pretty far off topic to comment spam. But I've got to ask...

(Cringely on Earthlink E-mail)
,----[ Quote ]
| Here is something I wish I were making up. A good friend of mine noticed
| last June a sudden and precipitous decline in his volume of incoming
| e-mail with the numbers dropping by 80-90 percent. Was he less popular,
| less interesting than before? Or maybe some Bayesian filter had been
| imposed by his ISP (Earthlink) to suddenly spare him completely from
| spam. No such luck.
Well..... What was the problem then????  Is this like a cliff hanger

OK found the reference..
The end of the story:
"Since June, he was told, EarthLink's mail system has been so overloaded
that some users have been missing up to 90 percent of their incoming e-mail.
It isn't bounced back to senders; it just disappears. And EarthLink hasn't
mentioned the problem to these affected customers unless they complain. The
two groups affected are those who get their mail with an EarthLink-hosted
domain and those with aliased e-mail addresses like my friend's Blackberry."
- http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2006/pulpit_20061201_001274.html Dec.
01 2006

Sorry, I accidently forgot to append the link. This appeared
in Slashdot last month.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz
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