virus blow-back ugliness
wmcclain at salamander.com
Thu Jan 29 09:54:32 EST 2004
I've noticed something this week caused by anti-virus return messages.
Some sites return the whole base64-encoded package, not as an
attachement, but as inline text. Bogofilter sees this and scores many
long base64 strings because of frequent "/" characters which must serve
as lexer delimiters.
I've been registering all my spam to date, but I think I will throw
these away because they inflate the database to no good purpose.
I don't propose any change to bogofilter; these messages could be
handled by other means, but just wanted to comment on what I am seeing.
Bogofilter catches them all because of other spam tokens and because
new words are spammy with my settings amyway.
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