[Snort-users] OT - Spam

Julian Brown jbrown at ...8965...
Fri Apr 25 08:24:07 EDT 2003


I have not used SpamAssassin, but I do use MailWasher, it is a pretty good 
program. You mark each email that comes in as spam, and after about a week 
or so, very few need to be marked anymore and it automagically deletes them 
for you.

I get about 200 emails a day, 30 of them are legitimate (although that 
number is higher now since I joined this fine mailling list :).

Julian

At 04:03 PM 4/24/2003 -0800, mikem at ...9008... wrote:

>Hi folks,
>
>Although I agree that obfuscating email addresses in a manner that
>confuses bots but still allows humans to read them would be beneficial,
>I've found that spamassassin does wonders for weeding out the loads of
>spam I get every day.
>
>If you're curious, check it out at:
>
>http://www.spamassassin.org
>
>
>It's open-source, and there used to be a commerical Windows version by
>Deersoft for about $40, prior to their being bought by Network Associates.
>
>Most importantly, in the 9+ months of running it, I've not had it dump any
>legitimate message yet.
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>==================================================================
>Mike Messick           Dona nobis pacem          rm -rf /bin/laden
>PGP Key Fingerprint:                       email: mikem at ...9008...
>2048/0x57318496 053B 412B 82FC 3808 E141  CDCD 74AE 01C5 5731 8496
>
>On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 bmcdowell at ...7861... wrote:
>
> >
> > I've noticed that by doing a google search for my own e-mail address, 
> it only appears on web-archives of these two mailing lists.  Could you 
> respective Admins please take steps to obfuscate the actual e-mail 
> addresses before posting them to the web?  As I understand it, 'bare' 
> e-mail addresses on web pages are big targets for spammers.  I enjoy 
> participating in these lists, however I have notices that my inbound spam 
> has tripled since I joined them.
> >
> > If it can't be fixed, I can respect that.  But it can, you'd probably 
> be doing your user-base a huge favor.
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Bob McDowell
> > IS Specialist
> > Cox HealthPlans, LLC
> > 417.269.2848
> >
> >
> >
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