[DCN-TechOps] Re: SPAM tagging

Steve McMahon steve at dcn.org
Tue May 6 09:47:31 PDT 2003

Hi Jack,

I've cc'd the TechOps, since this question probably deserves multiple minds.

My thought is that the "X-Spam-Flag: YES" is sufficient. I believe that 
all recent-vintage email clients allow filtering on arbitrary headers. 
In fact, I used to do so with Eudora before I switched to Mozilla.

Also, I'm worried about liability issues potentially involved with 
changing subject lines.

Other thoughts?


John M. Crowell wrote:
> The tagging of e-mail from hosts on the SpamCop blacklist seems to
> be working, and although the additional system load is discernable,
> it is well with acceptable margins.
> Before sending anything to DCN announce, I need to ask whether adding
> 	X-Spam-Flag: YES
> to the header is sufficient.
> For example, my version of Eudora doesn't seem to have any filtering
> option that would allow me to use it.  Do we need to modify the
> Subject line as well?  or instead?
> 	- J
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> John M. Crowell                     Learn from the Past
>  Davis Community Network              Live for Today
>  DCN Systems Manager                    Look to Tomorrow
>      netadmin at dcn.davis.ca.us             Take a Nap This afternoon
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> ______________________________________________________________________


Steve McMahon
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