cgregory at hwcn
Feb 19, 2004, 12:36 PM
Post #1 of 2
On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Raquel Rice wrote:
Re: [spa] Re: [spa] Re: [spa] Semi-invisible font missed by SA
> > That would be my guess. We are now fully into the part of the
> > 'game' where the spammers get hold of spamassassin and run their
> > spew through it*before* trying to mail it, so that they can try
> > 'tricks' like these, and keep trying different ones until
> > something works.
> The problem with your theory, is that your bayes hasn't been trained
> the way mine has, nor has mine been trained the way that Matt's has.
> The likelihood of any given spam getting past two of us, let alone
> all three of us, is very slim indeed.
Unless, of course, you are an ISP, with limited resources, who can't run
Bayes Databases per user, and with such a diverse user base that site-wide
Bayes database might not be a good thing..... :-(
Still, my theory is still not that bad, even with a properly trained
Bayes, because the spammer needs to defeat the rule checks anyways....