Flooded in bounce spam today

It seems spammers have a lot of spare time today.

I received more than 600 spam messages during the last 2 days:

% cut -c 1-78 spam.txt
;-*- coding: utf-8-unix -*-
; List of bounce spam subjects for <October 12-14 2008>

E. 2008-10-12 [ 375: Smart Technical Solu] Νέες Τεχνολογίες: Θερμομόνωση, Δάπε
E. 2008-10-12 [  21: luckymailnl@libero.i] RE: RESPOND UPON RECEIPT
E. 2008-10-12 [  21: luckymailnl@libero.i] RE: RESPOND UPON RECEIPT
:
: 593 messages snipped
:
E. 2008-10-14 [  67: Mail Delivery System] Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
E. 2008-10-14 [  61: postmaster@anglerboa] Delivery Status Notification (Failu
E. 2008-10-14 [  63: postmaster@swisspost] Benachrichtung zum =?unicode-1-1-ut
E. 2008-10-14 [ 151: <postmaster@elderind] Undeliverable: You have received
E. 2008-10-14 [  75: Mail Delivery System] Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
E. 2008-10-14 [  74: Mail Delivery System] Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

More than 90% of them are bounce spam.

Most of them were tagged by Spamassassin, and automatically filed to my “nnml:mail.junk” folder by Gnus. But there is still a fair amount of spam that gets through :-/

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2 thoughts on “Flooded in bounce spam today

  1. Sotiris Tsimbonis

    ..and a fair amount of False Positives!

    * Your Google Alerts on subversion, mercurial, freebsd and bytemobile
    * cronjob outputs from igloo and kobe
    * some unix-admin-gr and freebsd-doc-el held posts that require approval (their content may be spam, but you should look at them and discard them as a list owner)..

  2. thc2cat

    sometimes, flags from spamassasin are not enought :-)

    i used procmail to limit all, and my last lines were :

    ###############################################################################
    #
    # spamprobe
    #
    # Generate a score for the message.
    :0
    SCORE=|/usr/local/bin/spamprobe -H+X-j-chkmail-Score train
    #
    # Add a X-SpamProbe header to the message.
    :0 wf
    | formail -I “X-SpamProbe: $SCORE”
    #
    # Filter matching messages to their own mailbox.
    :0 a:
    *^X-SpamProbe: SPAM
    THERE/spam-spamprobe

    when spamassasin came, it was just easier for spamprobe :-)

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