by strick

What does the YAK do about SPAM?

We use SpamAssassin to mark it clearly as spam, so people can set their mail filters to automatically delete it.

(iYak.Fnord.SpamAssassinHowtoRedhat72 tells how we set it up.)

Below is what mail looks like after it gets tagged. ***__SPAM__*** is added to the Subject line, and several new X-Spam-* headers are added. Notice its Content-Type has been changed from HTML to text/plain, to 'defang' it.

To: friend <> X-ServerHost: 121097107064121097107046110101116 Received: from ([]) by (8.11.2/8.11.2) with SMTP id 2890311014749289 for; Tue Feb 26 14:24:01 2002 Date: Tue Feb 26 14:24:01 2002 Message-Id: <2002214241.2890311014749289@mailman22> X-MailingID: 19021 From: "" <> Errors-To: MailStrom <> Reply-To: MailCenter <> Subject: ***__SPAM__*** Sports Interaction Hoops Magic! Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Spam-Status: Yes, hits=12.2 required=5.0 tests=INVALID_DATE_ODD_MONTH,PLING,CLICK_BELOW,NORMAL_HTTP_TO_IP,WEB_BUGS,CLICK_HERE_LINK,FREQ_SPAM_PHRASE,SPAM_PHRASES_020,CTYPE_JUST_HTML version=2.01 X-Spam-Flag: YES X-Spam-Prev-Content-Type: text/html X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.01 (devel $Id:,v 1.61 2002/01/25 04:41:02 jmason Exp $) SPAM: -------------------- Start SpamAssassin results ---------------------- SPAM: This mail is probably spam. The original message has been altered SPAM: so you can recognise or block similar unwanted mail in future. SPAM: See for more details. SPAM: SPAM: Content analysis details: (12.2 hits, 5 required) SPAM: Hit! (2 points) Invalid Date: header (wierd month) SPAM: Hit! (0.5 points) Subject has an exclamation mark SPAM: Hit! (0.01 points) BODY: Asks you to click below SPAM: Hit! (1 point) BODY: Uses a dotted-decimal IP address in URL SPAM: Hit! (1 point) BODY: Image tag with an ID code to identify you SPAM: Hit! (1.8 points) BODY: Tells you to click on a URL SPAM: Hit! (1.56 points) Contains phrases frequently found in spam SPAM: [score: 25, hits: click here, credit card, from] SPAM: [your, received this, this email, with our, with] SPAM: [your, your credit] SPAM: Hit! (1 point) spam-phrase score is over 20 SPAM: Hit! 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