New Filter to remove spam

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Who is this, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Who is this

    Who is this Guest

    To get around filters spammer are resorting to tricks like:
    Subject:=?ISO-8859-1?B?VmlhZ3JhIGJlbmVmaXRzIG1hbGUgQU5EIGZlbWFsZSBzZXh1YW
    wgaGVhbHRo?=

    The above translates to:
    Subject: Viagra benefits male AND female sexual health.


    So to remove this sort of spam set up a filter that works something like:

    If Subject contains ISO-8859 then transfer email to trash.



    To all the spammers out there...**** OFF.

    Best solution though for the majority who have limited number of people
    emailing them, set up a white list, ie ONLY people in your list are able
    to send you email, everything else is treated as spam. The ONLY way you
    will see spam is if the spammer knows who is on your list. The next
    advantage is that all of the email viruses...well you will never get to
    open one of them either and become infected.
     
    Who is this, Aug 27, 2003
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  2. Who is this wrote:
    > Best solution though for the majority who have limited number of
    > people emailing them, set up a white list, ie ONLY people in your
    > list are able to send you email, everything else is treated as spam.
    > The ONLY way you will see spam is if the spammer knows who is on your
    > list. The next advantage is that all of the email viruses...well you
    > will never get to open one of them either and become infected.


    Spampal with the Bayesian plugin works perfectly for me. The database has
    improved markedly since I first installed it. It catches 100% of my spam,
    and 0% of my normal mail.

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
    Nicholas Sherlock, Aug 27, 2003
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  3. ~misfit~ wrote:
    > "Nicholas Sherlock" <> wrote in message
    > news:bij10i$v4j$...
    >> Who is this wrote:
    >>> Best solution though for the majority who have limited number of
    >>> people emailing them, set up a white list, ie ONLY people in your
    >>> list are able to send you email, everything else is treated as spam.
    >>> The ONLY way you will see spam is if the spammer knows who is on
    >>> your list. The next advantage is that all of the email
    >>> viruses...well you will never get to open one of them either and
    >>> become infected.

    >>
    >> Spampal with the Bayesian plugin works perfectly for me. The
    >> database has improved markedly since I first installed it. It
    >> catches 100% of my spam, and 0% of my normal mail.

    >
    > I don't suppose this is freeware Nicholas? Whence does it come?


    Completely freeware. http://www.spampal.com . Download and use the "Bayesian
    filter" plugin. Give it a week or so to improve its filtering. When a
    message is incorrectly marked, right-click on the SpamPal tray icon, click
    Plugins->Bayesian filter and you can correct it.

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
    Nicholas Sherlock, Aug 28, 2003
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  4. Who is this

    ~misfit~ Guest

    "Nicholas Sherlock" <> wrote in message
    news:bijsh8$gfh$...
    > ~misfit~ wrote:
    > > "Nicholas Sherlock" <> wrote in message
    > > news:bij10i$v4j$...
    > >> Who is this wrote:
    > >>> Best solution though for the majority who have limited number of
    > >>> people emailing them, set up a white list, ie ONLY people in your
    > >>> list are able to send you email, everything else is treated as spam.
    > >>> The ONLY way you will see spam is if the spammer knows who is on
    > >>> your list. The next advantage is that all of the email
    > >>> viruses...well you will never get to open one of them either and
    > >>> become infected.
    > >>
    > >> Spampal with the Bayesian plugin works perfectly for me. The
    > >> database has improved markedly since I first installed it. It
    > >> catches 100% of my spam, and 0% of my normal mail.

    > >
    > > I don't suppose this is freeware Nicholas? Whence does it come?

    >
    > Completely freeware. http://www.spampal.com . Download and use the

    "Bayesian
    > filter" plugin. Give it a week or so to improve its filtering. When a
    > message is incorrectly marked, right-click on the SpamPal tray icon, click
    > Plugins->Bayesian filter and you can correct it.


    Thanks for that. I wonder if it works with Calypso? It says, Outlook, OE and
    Eudora. I use Calypso, I see you're using OE.
    --
    ~misfit~



    ---
    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.512 / Virus Database: 309 - Release Date: 19/08/2003
     
    ~misfit~, Aug 28, 2003
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  5. Who is this

    Stuart Guest

    "Nicholas Sherlock" <> wrote in message
    news:bijsh8$gfh$...

    > Completely freeware. http://www.spampal.com .


    Thanks for that Nicholas, this seems to be what I was originally looking for
    before I found Mailwasher. Very nice!

    Stuart


    ---
    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.512 / Virus Database: 309 - Release Date: 19/08/2003
     
    Stuart, Aug 28, 2003
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