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Re: [SLE] Nigerian spam filter?
  • From: Danny Sauer <suse-linux-e.suselists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 00:34:23 -0600
  • Message-id: <200503260034.24045.suse-linux-e.suselists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 25 March 2005 05:06 pm, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> Has anyone come up with an effective filter for detecting Nigerian spam,
> much of which these days doesn't come from Nigeria? Anything that would
> work with kmail?

If SpamAssassin doesn't work (set up a filter that does "pipe through"
spamassassin, make sure "stop processing here" is unchecked, and then add
another filter *after* the "pipe filter" to look as the X-Spam-Status
header), then your subsequent Google/etc. searches might have better luck
using the term "419" than "Nigerian spam". Those are called 419 scams
because of the section of the Nigerian laws that applies.

--Danny, who personally would use fetchmail + procmail to call spamassin,
rather than kMail, but that's largely just a personal preference

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