[Esa-l] Hoax killer
Mark A. Hershberger
mah at everybody.org
Sat Aug 19 14:02:26 PDT 2000
>>>>> "JDH" == John D Hardin <jhardin at wolfenet.com> writes:
JDH> On Fri, 18 Aug 2000, Andreas Grau wrote:
>> Most hoaxes have a well-known name that could be grep(1)ed, is
>> typically sent to many recipients, and is almost always
>> forwarded many times.
>> Could that be a reasonable extension to a e-mail sanitizer? It
>> could kill or quarantine such a message and inform the sender
>> it did so (maybe a information to postmaster could also serve
>> educating the sender)
JDH> No, I would say that it is beyond the scope of the sanitizer.
I'd agree that it is beyond the scope of a sanitizer, but it would be
useful to have a central repository of rules for blocking hoaxes.
If you decide to do something with this, Andreas, it would be great if
you could distribute a second procmail filter. That way, sys admins
can install one or both as they see fit.
Hackers view advertising as damage and route around it.
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