showker Posted December 24, 2004 Share Posted December 24, 2004 Sorry if this is posted to the wrong forum. I posted an inquiry about "Weird Characters" once before, and other forum people said Since I didn't give an example, there was no way to respond. In a search this morning I could not find that post. So, here's the response... I've posted an example of the spam which always gets through See: http://www.60-Seconds.com/articles/spam_foreign.gif and note the TOP 4 spams. I've been reporting these kinds of spams since SpamCop first opened. But they always return, and they always elude the SpamCop filters. 1) What are they? 2) Why do they get through? 3) What can we do about them DISCUSSION: * I attempted to "Find" on a string in the subject line... SpamCop reported "Not Found" So evidently SpamCop software can't recognize the characters. * I attempted to build my own filter for such characters, but the filters don't find them. There are always several each time I log in -- sometimes several dozen in a 24-hour period. There should be a way to set a filter for "foreign" characters, so that all of these could be squashed. I just wish I had a filter that sends a million requests to the advertised domain each time one of those hits my mailbox. And, don't mention anything about "innocent" ... if they were innocent they wouldn't be sending the rubbish to my address. :-) Fred See: http://www.60-Seconds.com/articles/163.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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