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    Posted: 22 June 2006 at 12:47am

Is it just me or is everyone getting a bunch of this 'Get Your Diploma' spam thats getting right by SFI. My spamassassin filter I have behind SFI is stopping it before my customers see it, but I have no way to getting that info back into SFI. Anyone have a good way of stopping it within SF?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JBS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 June 2006 at 4:15am

I am also getting a large number of this spam, as well as the 'stock options' spam. Have no idea how to block it, any suggestions?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sgeorge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 12:17pm
WebGuyz, I have some trouble with diploma emails too.  But a large number of them try to trick you out by making minor variances of the same email from time to time, e.g.:

#1: Get your dipl oma in six weeks!
#2: Get your di ploma in six weeks!
#3: Get your diplo ma in six weeks!

I use RegEx to catch these annoying variances - let me know if you'd like a sample.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sgeorge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 12:22pm
JBS, I have some good success in blocking stock emails by using these criteria for keyword filters:
  1. Stock Symbol
  2. Company Name
Blocking the company name mentioned in the email can be very effective, and is seldom modified.

The stock symbol, however, can very quite a bit, e.g.

#1 subject: ACME is up!
#1 subject: A C M E is up!
#1 subject: A-C-M-E is up!

And I find that several stocks have a ".pk" suffix, for some reason:

QVBF.PK
J M D O . P K

I tend to need RegEX keywords to block stock symbols, but plain keywords to block company names.  Let me know if you'd like me to PM some such RegEx that I use.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WebGuyz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 12:22pm

Please share.

My regex knowledge sucks and I let my 2nd filter (spamassassin) catch these before my customers ever see them but I'm tired of seeing them.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sgeorge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 12:36pm
Sure thing, I've PM'd my own technique.  (You never know who's watching) 

-Stephen
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