Watch Spam? Ugh

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at
Sat Aug 4 11:50:16 EDT 2007

On 8/2/07, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
> Once again, I was out of town, and didn't get the filter updated
> quickly enough.  And, once again, two spams are really *not* a big
> deal; in both cases recently where we've had spam leakage, the crying
> about the spam has generated as much (or more) traffic as the spam
> itself.

No, I agree, two spams are not to great a deal, but out of curiosity.
Sounds like a lot of upkeep work. maybe there is a better way hmm.
Maybe create yourself an auto updater or something.  I don't know as
much as I'd like about SPAM yet but I'd think there would be some good
regular expressions to catch some. Maybe filter a one image(nothing
else) mails also?(this might already be done.)

> In this case, these spams didn't even make it to my inbox, because
> they have the same message-id as various other spams which had been
> previously caught and filed.  I have installed a message-id filter on
> Pidgin.  I had no idea that there were people out there who didn't
> have such a local filter; it continually boggles my mind how pathetic
> popular mailreading software must be.
Isn't there a way too put this filter on the list itself? Or do you
not have that kind of access/control? I wish I had more control on
Google mail of filtering SPAM but Google is limited. Maybe I can
create a better SPAM editor using some sort of Firefox plugin. hmm

> Ethan
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