Graham's spam filter
whisper at oz.net
Thu Sep 5 23:52:56 CEST 2002
> Spammers are hitting upon the strategy, though, of sending emails in
> which the body consists of nothing but a completely encoded base64 MIME
> part. So in that case, the entire body of your message would consist
> solely of your "base64encoded" token. So in the general case of any
> kind of spam filter (not just limited to a Graham filter), it's
> questionable how useful this will be, unless you plant to always filter
> against that token, presuming it to always indicate spam.
Ummm... In which case, the headers would probably control the sort. IIRC,
Graham said that headers had a large impact on spam/ham determination. Spam
header information is already so marked in the filter table of course.
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