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Colm Buckley wrote:
> There is a current plague of pump'n'dump stock spam which has so far
> managed to evade almost every spam filter; this is the one using an
> image with text embedded in it. I see very little other spam to ILUG.
The majority of Spam I receive through ILUG have only subject lines,
does mailman strip emails of content? (ie those LITL stock gifs etc)
> To the original poster; *many* spam engines are fully aware of the way
> mailman operates, and try to subscribe to the list (or use a well- known
> list administrator alias) as the From: so simply closing the list is in
> general not a solution. To anyone who thinks it's an easy problem, I'd
> like to reassure you that it's not. There is apparently significant
> money to be made from spamming, and the spam operators have some
> *extremely* clever people working for them, whose *job* it is to craft
> systems to circumvent SpamAssassin, razor, greylisting and whatnot. I
> don't believe that this is an arms race which can be won by virtue of
> system administration excellence.
True, did my final year project on Spam defense mechanisms, quite a lot
more detailed than one might imagine.
Nice one on the amount of Spam caught btw.
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