[Techtalk] spam filters
gebhard.dettmar at student.hu-berlin.de
Thu Oct 26 19:13:43 UTC 2006
On Thursday 26 October 2006 18:55, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Terri Oda writes:
> > [...]
> For a while, a lot of those spams called their messages "img001.gif",
> so I got the bright idea of blocking any message with an attachment
> of that name. I mean, what real person would attach an image with
> a name like that?
> That didn't last long. Turns out tons of people do that, for images
> that contain things like a blue-sky background image for their html
> mail (I'm so glad I use mutt and read messages in plaintext), or
> their company logo. You'd think they'd name the image sky.gif or
> logo.gif or something, but noooo. When I started seeing mail from
> Google recruiters including images by that name (for the company
> logo) I decided filtering it was probably a bad idea.
The question is if was you who had the "bad idea"
(who blocks both html mail and gif attachments in Kmail and has really few
mismatches with it)
A day for firm decisions!!!!! Or is it?
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