List spam

Jason Staudenmayer jasons at
Thu Aug 18 15:41:52 CEST 2011

> On Aug 18, 2011, at 8:58 AM, Jason Staudenmayer wrote:
> > I really like this list as part of my learning tools but 
> the amount of spam that I've been getting from it is CRAZY. 
> Doesn't anything get scanned before it sent to the list?
> This has been discussed on the list a number of times before, 
> so I'll refer you to the archives for details.
> Basically, the mailing list receives postings from Google 
> Groups and vice versa. Most of the spam comes from Google 
> Groups. If you add a mail filter that deletes anything with 
> the "Organization" header set to "", 
> you won't see much spam anymore. In my experience, you'll 
> also miss a number of legitimate postings. 

Ahhh, that would explain all the google stuff in the headers. Thanks for
the heads-up
I'll look at changing my spamassassin scoring for those.


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