SPAM on List...

jw schultz jw at
Wed Dec 11 01:53:08 EST 2002

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 02:37:43AM -0800, jw schultz wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 10:08:19PM +1300, Christopher Sawtell wrote:
> > Greetings list admins
> > 
> > I'd just like to add that as almost all the SPAM I receive is HTML, a very 
> > effective way to get rid of a very large fraction of spam would be to refuse 
> > all HTML posts. I've not seen any genuine posts to this list which have been 
> > web pages.
> I can almost second that.  That seems to hold true for the
> last couple of months.  Perhaps html is already blocked.
> I do know that some valid mail may come in with
> Content-Type: Multipart/Alternative where one is text/plain.
> Although i don't like the waste of bandwidth i could see
> accepting that.  It is the stuff that is only html that
> should definitely be bounced.
> The other clear indicator that comes up more often here
> seems to be non-english messages.  Care has to be taken not
> to block just because of a few words but if the message is
> mostly non-english or is in a charset incompatible with
> english it should be bounced.

You can add allcaps to the list.  Even the RFC rules against

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