[ILUG] Eircom spam
frlinux at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 13:16:02 GMT 2009
On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> For some reason SpamAssassin does not seem very good
> at catching this stuff, even though I feed it to SA every day.
Hello, care to explain to us how you feed it? (commands, etc...)
> But what puzzles me is that most of this spam
> seems to have an eircom.net reply address.
> So why doesn't Eircom catch it?
ISPs do not filter emails, it is the end point responsibility. The
last thing an ISP would want is someone pointing the finger and
saying: "you blocked some of my mail".
> Incidentally, does Eircom have a place to send such spam?
> I looked, but didn't find any.
Errr, because they make you pay for the extra service :)
I find it redundant if you have your own MTA. Especially since I like
to know what is filtering and I'd rather make a mistake than
contacting eircom about their filtering.
> The spam seems extraordinarily stupid, often semi-literate.
> It is difficult to believe it could catch anyone out.
I have found clam with amavis being a better combination than spam
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