[spambayes-dev] Why did python.org give this a 550 ("looks like spam")?

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Thu Oct 2 22:50:22 EDT 2003

[Tony Meyer]
> Any idea why this message was considered spam by mail.python.org?

I don't, so let's ask the postmaster (to whom this is copied, with your
message as an attachment).

Suspicion:  some regular expressions were set up to reject worms, and any
algorithm using a regular expression in the hope of accomplishing something
non-trivial is bound to fail at times in real life.  At one recent point,
python.org blacklisted itself on those grounds <wink>.
-------------- next part --------------
An embedded message was scrubbed...
From: "Tony Meyer" <ta-meyer at ihug.co.nz>
Subject: [spambayes-dev] RE: Returned mail: Service unavailable
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 22:39:46 -0400
Size: 3472
Url: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/spambayes-dev/attachments/20031002/58746ab5/attachment.mht

More information about the spambayes-dev mailing list