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Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at
Sat Nov 3 21:28:32 EDT 2007

I just noticed these spams coming this week it seems as if it was
getting worse as the week went on is all I don't mind deleting one or
two of the same type but I've gotten like five of six all like the
spam exactly like this one.

On 11/3/07, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
> Jeff Sadowski spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > can you require more than one line(100 characters at least) in your filter?
> > Most problems take a few lines to ask
> > spit it back to the sender say they will need to describe the problem
> > better that one line doesn't cut it. I guess you already filter mail
> > that only has one picture I see a lot of those on my work email.
> No, I will not apply any such arbitrary and flawed heuristics.  On
> average, devel leaks no more than a couple of spams a week; when the
> filters are working properly (I fear I may have inadvertently
> perturbed them, this time, in doing some cleanup) it leaks far less
> than that.  The total number of emails commenting on the spam
> filtering likely outnumbers the spams themselves.
> Emails with no body but having a non-text attachment, I would like to
> filter -- but we do not currently do so.  Spamprobe has been doing an
> adequate job of catching them, after some period of not doing so well.
> We have decided that open submission is more valuable than the cost of
> a few leaked spam.  I support that decision.  Our spam filters
> actually work admirably well, leaking far less than 1% of the spams
> which hit the list.
> Ethan
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> determined to commit crimes.
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