Re: need help filter this stupid virus. Sendmail didnt stop this.

From: Thomas T. Veldhouse (
Date: 06/21/01

From: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <>
To: "Ian Smith" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:14:59 -0500

I have had Australian email and it wasn't blocked -- however, if it is, it
just goes into my Spam folder and I do check the folder to make sure nothing
legitimate was moved. Since I receive so little Australian email, it is not
a big deal, I still won't miss it, it is just not in my INBOX. But, there
is almost NO SPAM in my INBOX, which is by far the most important to me. I
simply gave my simple SPAM ruleset and it works VERY will -- and it is the
last set of rules processed, so all other rules (i.e. mailing list and virus
rules) are processed first.

Like I said, I think only ONE email has been misdirected to my SPAM folder,
and I found it and read it. Almost all Australian email that I read comes
from a mailing list such as this one, and those rules are processed first,
so they won't end up in my Spam folder anyway.

If you don't like the rules, don't use them, but no need to make a fuss over

Tom Veldhouse

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Smith" <>
To: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <>
Cc: "Giorgos Keramidas" <>;
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: need help filter this stupid virus. Sendmail didnt stop this.

> Hi Thomas,
> I'd have replied only offlist, but looks like you'd have missed it ..
> On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
> > Or simply block everything from the pacific rim. Although there are
> > ligitimate people there :), almost ALL of the email I get from there is
> > SPAM. So ...
> [..]
> > * ^Received:.*\[203.*
> > $HOME/mail/Spam
> Well there goes most of Australia, among other 'all spammer' countries,
> [..]
> > The above rules catch a small group from South America and one other :)
> > wouldn't believe the amount of Spam that simply "goes away" with
this -- and
> > I have only sent 1 legitimate email into my spam box with these
> > Not too bad! To bad administrators in these areas don't get their acts
> > together.
> If I refused mail from North American nets I'd lose 95% of my spam, but
> alas, this fine mailing list also :-)
> Cheers, Ian

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