From: "Tim Williams"
Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 01:31:41 -0600
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Man. I don't feel like reading the 60 new posts to this thread,
so I'm just gonna say it here.
1. Dump *all* mail that wasn't sent to you. If To: doesn't contain
either your user name (e.g. Tim Williams) or e-mail (e.g.
firstname.lastname@example.org), it goes to the bin. This kills 90% of all spam.
2. Foregin spam can be dumped by filtering "illegal" characters such as
Ü°·§³µÆ, etc. (Those particulars may or may not work, take a look at
your spam to find the common characters.)
Throw a few in the filter, and watch 99% of your Korean/Chinese/Tiwanese
3. Scams can be eliminated with common words/phrases such as "READ THIS
EMAIL TO THE END!!!!!". Mind certain words, mortgage for instance,
because you never know, you might talk to someone important about such
The above drops 99% of all spam, which for me leaves just two or three
in my inbox a day, no problem for sorting by hand.
"Hey, back in high school I was voted most likely to be a Hillbilly,
mental patient or Chimpanzee!"
- Homer Simpson
"Jim Thompson" wrote in message
> In a fit of pique after an enormous Spam locked up my machine I have
> set up rules at the head-end of my son's mail server system that
> refuses E-mails from Korea, China or Taiwan.
> If more ISP's did the same most Spam would stop.
> ...Jim Thompson
> | James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
> | Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
> | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus |
> | Phoenix, Arizona Voice:(480)460-2350 | |
> | Jim-T@analog_innovations.com Fax:(480)460-2142 | Brass Rat |
> | http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 |
> For proper E-mail replies SWAP "-" and "_"
> I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.