Friday, December 07, 2007


Spamassassin vs Darfur

I run a GNU Mailman list for the International Committee of the Green Party of the US. This morning someone forwarded an essay from, questioning the motives and veracity of the "Save Darfur" movement. Several African nations are mentioned, and large numbers of dollars spelled out. It triggered three of Spamassassin's ADVANCE_FEE rules, totaling 7.9. My threshhold for adding the ***SPAM*** indication to the subject line is 8.3. The additional 0.4 points came from the HTML-only and "no real name" tests.

The writer makes a good argument that "Save Darfur" is not what it seems. Spammers are making it hard for his message to get out.

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