[Mailman-Users] Regex for spam

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Sep 18 19:07:05 CEST 2014

On 09/18/2014 07:21 AM, James Nightly wrote:
> There used to be a nice set of regex for some common spam on the old
> server that we had, but that crashed and I wasn't able to recover the
> settings/regex. Would somebody be willing to share their regex?
> If not, I wonder if this work if I add it to header_filter_rules:
> ambien (?i)[a@/]+\\?.?m+.?[b8]+.?[i:1!\|]+.?[e3€]+.?n+\b

Assuming you want to look for some varient of ambien in the message
Subject: header, You want something like


at least assuming that's the regexp you want. You don't need (?i)
because these regexps are matched case insensitively.

Of course, you could just use


as the regexp if you want to look for it anywhere in the messages headers.

> src=3D"cid: src=3D"cid:
> src="cid: src="cid:

These look like you want to match something in an HTML body part.
header_filter_rules looks only at headers. Maybe content filtering is
something you want here or maybe matching on something in a
Content-Type: header

> X-Spam-Level: ******** X-Spam-Level:\s\*{8,30}

And this one should probably be


or just


if you don't want to miss >30 stars

> **** SPAM **** (?i)\*{1,6}spam\*{1,6}



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