python script as an emergency mailbox cleaner
Ng Pheng Siong
ngps at netmemetic.com
Sat Sep 20 17:03:22 CEST 2003
According to Phil Weldon <pweldon at mindspring.com>:
> The other type of e-mail
> is a fake notification of undeliverable e-mail. This one is a real bear.
> There seem to be hundreds variations in the body content and thousands of
> variations in the header.
So far I've caught all of these using this procmail recipe:
This scans the body for a string matching the regex in the second line. "*"
is a delimiter, not part of the regex.
The first several hundred I got had 3 <BR>'s, then it started coming with
Similarly, the fake MS update first said "September 2003 Cumulative Patch",
then after several hundred I started to see "July 2003". I just saw one
"January 2000". The thing feels like it is mutating in response to filters!
> My guess is that the internet will not open on Monday.
Civilisation is under attack.
Ng Pheng Siong <ngps at netmemetic.com>
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