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Mail filters (was Re: affective pronouns)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 30, 2002, 19:39
Christophe Grandsire writes:
 > En réponse à John Cowan <jcowan@...>:
 > >
 > > Lots of companies don't want to pay the resource costs of incoming
 > > pornospam.
 > >
 > But that's something else! You can filter spam with other means than a dirty-
 > word filter (at my work for instance, there is a very efficient spam filter on
 > place - so efficient that none of us has ever received spam since it's
 > installed -, and yet it doesn't filter dirty words - neither in English nor in
 > Dutch :))) -). Using such a tool looks to me like cutting a foot to cure an
 > ingrown nail, a rather exaggerated measure. But after all it doesn't surprise
 > me that much when I see that American programs bip dirty words...

Incidentally, Christophe, I have a mail filter on my machine here, and
it blocked your mail asking for submissions for the journal.  Not a
real problem in my case, as I wouldn't have had anything to submit...
I should really work out how to whitelist you so it can't happen

Anyway, these are the reasons it gave...

|Subject: *****SPAM***** Conlang Journal: deadline for submission of articles: 23rd June
|              2002
|Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 11:46:57 +0200
|SPAM: -------------------- Start SpamAssassin results ----------------------
|SPAM: This mail is probably spam.  The original message has been altered
|SPAM: so you can recognise or block similar unwanted mail in future.
|SPAM: See for more details.
|SPAM: Content analysis details:   (7.1 hits, 5 required)
|SPAM: Hit! (2.7 points)  Subject contains lots of white space
|SPAM: Hit! (2.4 points)  BODY: No such thing as a free lunch (2)
|SPAM: Hit! (2.0 points)  Subject contains a unique ID number
|SPAM: -------------------- End of SpamAssassin results ---------------------


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>