Tag Archives: spam

Pruning wiki users, is there an extension for that?

If you manage any wiki you know that spamers love them. They just drop by, register a new users, and add some link spam. Now, there is an extension for MediaWiki wikis to remove all the spam pages, Nuke. But … Continue reading

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We’ve been reading your internet, and you’ve been doing the wrong things

Ah, the joys having a email address published on a web site. All the fun spam you get. I received this email claiming to be from the “Internet Service Provider Consorcium“. With an attached zip file. From: “ICS Monitoring Team” … Continue reading

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Seen better tag lines in spam?

Walking past a newsagent last night I saw this ad for the Saturday Daily Telegraph. I’m sure I’ve seen these phrases somewhere before. Probably in investment advice spam email. You know the sort, those “Savvy Investor” “special offer you can’t … Continue reading

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Why would Hormel Foods name its product after junk email?

Hormel Foods, the producer of the canned pork product Spam is trying to stop the dilution of its product name. It doesn’t mind too much that “spam” has become a colloquial term referring to junk email. What it objects to … Continue reading

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What happened to salearn?

As a displacement activity to studying I decided to train SpamAssassin with the last few months of spam email. Uploaded the mailbox of spam to the server and entered the command salearn and got the error salearn: command not found. … Continue reading

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