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Skip Montanaro skip.montanaro at
Sat Dec 10 11:15:15 EST 2016

On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 4:28 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
>> comp.lang.python is a mirror of the python-list at python dot org mailing
>> list, which has an official web archive:
> These slanderous posts, in particular, are hand-removed from the archive
> when they get past the automatic filters.  They are no more part of
> python-list than other spam.

Are they still getting past SpamBayes? A couple months ago, I trained
the instance on m.p.o on a few of those spams. I haven't seen any
others since then, and no messages on the postmaster list discussing
them. I just skimmed the archives for November and December but saw no
examples. Generally, when Ralf or Mark delete spams, then manually
rewrite the Subject: and From: headers and zero out the message body.
I saw nothing like those placeholders either.


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