[TAG] [OT] Interesting interview
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 15 03:28:04 MSK 2009
Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (joregan at gmail.com):
> (Sorry the subject wasn't more descriptive, but Rick's setup objected
> to the subject 'Interview with an adware author': 550-Rejected
> subject: Monitoring/spyware software or removal tools spam.)
Sorry about that. The setup does some initial interception in Exim4
(the MTA) based on certain text matches deemed far more likely than not
to be junkmail, and there are some false positives. I started out with
a prepackaged set of such filter specs, provided with J.P. Boggis's
EximConfig, and once in a long while end up disabling one because there
have been too many false positives on it. However, in general, J.P.
struck the right balance, in my opinion.
That is, as annoying as having your legitimate mail fail because of
trivial resemblance to autogenerated mail from malware, you should see
the volume of crud that the filter blocks.
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