December 2002


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Mike Austin <[log in to unmask]>
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Departmental Technology Coordinators <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 16:22:56 -0500
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On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, Chris Moran wrote:

> Perhaps there could be a method set up with UVM's mail system for more
> user directed spam filtering at the front gates. Voctor seems to not let
> SPAM bother him much, but next to people who roll through/run red lights
> and stop signs, I put SPAMMERS up there as people I hate. Detestable
> people who deserve to be publicly brutalized, especially considering how
> invalid most of their stuff really is. I know there are already
> filters.. bt perhaps some filtering based on already well established
> blacklists would be good, since creating recipes can be a royal pain.
> ... killemall

We have looked at anti-spam solutions in the past.  None of them work
perfectly, but many of them work "well".  We haven't gotten budgetary
commitment to purchase anything.  We're also looking at some free
anti-spam tools, like SpamAssassin, and BogoFilter.  SpamAssassin is up
and running now.  If you want to test it out to see if it catches
something as spam, bounce a message to [log in to unmask]

If it's definitely spam, it will modify the subject and include an
obnoxious message about why it was tagged as spam.  We can customize all
of that.  If that doesn't happen, the message didn't score high enough.
To see it's score, you can enable viewing of full headers, and see the
X-Spam-Status and X-Spam-Level headers.

This is for test only.  Don't forward your email there, or anything silly
like that.  :-)