***SPAM*** Re: [wp-hackers] Spam load

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Wed Dec 27 16:34:56 GMT 2006

___/ On Wed 27 Dec 2006 15:55:37 GMT, [ Dave W ] wrote : \___

> On 12/27/06, Brian Layman <Brian at thecodecave.com> wrote:
>>> My favorite is...
>> LOL well that set off my email spam detection...
> Haha, my Gmail marked this email as spam. Hilarious.

Guys,  I'm  not  sure  it's all that  amusing.  Some  recent
wp-hackers  messages just don't show up... and I'm beginning
to  suspect  that SpamAssassin intercepts them (even with  a
generous  8.0  threshold). I haven't check this  to  confirm
because  it's  merely  impossible to wade  through  tens  or
handreds of thousands of messages... it's unresponsive.

I've  missed  at least one direct reply to my message and  I
can  see it in the static mailman archives. I've also missed
a  large  portion of this thread. It would be reasonable  to
assume  that  other  who rely on the same  blacklists,  e.g.
Apache's SA filters, will suffer also (Google included).

I  have  always thought that mailing list had some  implicit
exclusion  from  mail filters, but maybe it's no longer  the

Happy holidays!


PS - fun with SPAM

(Cringely on Earthlink E-mail)

,----[ Quote ]
| Here is something I wish I were making up. A good friend of mine noticed
| last June a sudden and precipitous decline in his volume of incoming
| e-mail with the numbers dropping by 80-90 percent. Was he less popular,
| less interesting than before? Or maybe some Bayesian filter had been
| imposed by his ISP (Earthlink) to suddenly spare him completely from
| spam. No such luck.

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