[SURBL-Discuss] Draw the line (was: Need help checking FP list fromTheo)

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Sep 9 10:51:38 CEST 2004


On Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 7:49:49 PM, Rob McEwen wrote:
> But, I would add that a huge consideration is the obfuscation techniques of
> the spammer based on the sending server and the contents of the spam. For
> example, if every other word is spliced with a fake html tag or if the spam
> is being propagated by a virus, then (unless it's some kind of "joe jobs"
> smear campaign), you can count on it being spam.

Yes, detecting obfuscation and tagging because of it one thing
SpamAssassin is good at.  SA is also able to deobfuscate
advertised URIs so they can be checked using SURBLs, etc.

Jeff C.



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