Re: Spammers LUV SpamAssassin
From: Alan Connor (alanconnor_at_earthlink.net)
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 03:59:10 GMT
On Mon, 01 Sep 2003 21:22:56 -0400, Jerry Lapham <email@example.com> wrote:
> In <3F534F2E.firstname.lastname@example.org>, on 09/01/03
> at 09:52 AM, Jean-David Beyer <email@example.com> said:
>> I used to say that, due to spam and virii, the e-mail will be completely
>> useless in five years. That was a couple of years ago. I think I was
>> right. Unless something much more effective is done, there are only
>> three years to go before I just stop using it. Perhaps I will have to
>> delete ALL incoming e-mail except for a very short whitelist of people,
>> and the checking will have to be done on the Received: headers, not the
>> From: field.
> On the other hand, the spam plague could actually have a benefit. Seems
> like most spam any more is HTML. Perhaps, to avoid spam, people will quit
> accepting HTML e-mail and insist on plain text.
A lot of people ALREADY refuse HTML mail.
I told my ISP that if they wanted me to read their mail, that it would have
to be in plain text. And so it always is.
Any mail from strangers that comes to my box that is Content-Type: text/html
and over 10kb goes straight to /dev/null.
It's ALWAYS spam.
My regular contacts respect my wishes and don't send me anything but plain
HTML belongs on websites, not in mailboxes.
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