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Re: [SLUG] Oh goodie - again....(sober.q strikes again)
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Oh goodie - again....(sober.q strikes again)
- From: James Gray <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 14:14:04 +1000
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On Sat, 21 May 2005 09:48 am, Voytek wrote:
> <quote who="James Gray">
> > http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/163106139
> > Hold onto your mail servers folks - looks like Monday could be ground-hog
> > I can catch some samples in the wild to modify the spamassassin filters.
> > Will let people know if I (or other admins I know) manage to achieve
> > this.
> isn't it simpler to DISCARD with a header check ?
> that's what I done with the current crop
Indeed, you are correct - discarding at the MTA level is by far the better
option. However, the method for doing this varies between
Postfix/Sendmail/Exim/Qmail/etc. SpamAssassin is pretty universal to all of
these and if there's a Perl regex available, most admins will be able to mash
that into a header check for their particular MTA (which is what I've done
for my machines).
I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
-- Katharine Whitehorn