Fighting Spam with Python

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Aug 25 16:18:37 CEST 2005


David MacQuigg wrote:
> Are you as mad about spam as I am?  Are you frustrated with the
> pessimism and lack of progress these last two years?  Do you have
> faith that an open-source project can do better than the big companies
> competing for a lock-in solution?  If so, you might be interested in
> the Open-Mail project.
> 
> I'm writing some scripts to check incoming mail against a registry of
> reputable senders, using the new authentication methods.  Python is
> ideal for this because it will give mail-system admins the ability to
> experiment with the different methods, and provide some real-world
> feedback sorely needed by the advocates of each method.  So far, we
> have SPF and CSV.  See http://purl.net/macquigg/email/python for the
> latest project status.

You might find www.spambayes.org of interest, in several ways.

-Peter



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