Re: (WOT) Re: the best edited picture ever

From: Chris Thomas (
Date: 12/06/01

From: Chris Thomas <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 05:31:06 -0500

        I'm very sorry to have spammed the list, and I certainly did not mean to
incite a flame war over it. It was purely an accident on my part; I meant to
send this email to a friend of mine and didn't notice I had done the wrong
thing until I came back and saw 20 messages on the topic. I receive lots of
valuable information through this list, and an incident such as this will not
happen again. My deepest apologies.


On Thursday 06 December 2001 12:42 am, you wrote:
> Ian Smith wrote:
> > [on topic? I'd actually like to know what can be done with majordomo
> > to accomplish it; we're having just this problem with a list run from
> > here]
> well it looks like is running postfix according to the
> smtp banner, so assuming no one at freebsd wants to receive this type of
> thing, it would be pretty trivial to block most (but not all) of this
> type of stuff with regex checks. this has the advantage of getting rid
> of this junk as early as possible.
> assuming pcre body_checks, something like this might work (this is just
> from the postfix-users list; i haven't tested it personally, but
> something like this should work). something similar could be done if
> POSIX regexes are used instead....
> (sorry for the long line)
> /^(Content-Disposition: attachment;.*|
> Content-Type:.*|(\t|)+)(file)?name="?.*\.(lnk|hta|com|pif|vbs|vbe|js|jse|ex
>e|bat|cmd|vxd|scr|shm|dll)"?$/ REJECT
> however this would apply to all mail coming into the server... (although
> god knows why anyone at would want to receive this type of
> attachment, especially not zipped or tarred /gzipped.
> obviously this would be up to whoever admins the freebsd mail servers...
> i haven't used majordomo, so i'm not sure how to do this specifically
> with that software.
> > I don't agree that these lists need the large overhead of moderation,
> > if a (hopefully) simple technical fix can drastically reduce the
> > volume of this crap in any and all freebsd lists - including stripping
> > HTML mail.
> hopefully so. who is 'officially' in charge of this list? perhaps they
> could let us know if anything can be done regarding this?

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