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These have been slipping by my bogofilter, too. I was reading up on spamcop
when I got your message. Are you using spamcop now?

Eric

On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 04:51:26PM -0400, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i'm getting hammered with email containing text designed to trick bayesian
> filters.  unfortunately, it appears to be quite successful in that endeavor.
> the email text is nonsensical, however the email has a gif image attachment.
> 
> at first, the gif was always named "image001.gif", and i was able to REJECT
> such emails when Postfix detected a gif attachment named "image001.gif".
> but whoever is sending this got smarter and now the gif file is named all
> kinds of things.
> 
> i'm not quite sure how to filter these things anymore other than to REJECT
> all gif attachments, which I'd prefer not to do if i can help it..
> 
> the gif image itself is mostly white with a few colored "threads" here and
> there.  i certainly don't see any text, so i'm not quite sure what their
> purpose is.  perhaps it's some kind of virus?
> 
> anyone else seeing these things?  i'm getting them a few times a day now.
> 
> pete
> 
> 
> -- 
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> digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the
> top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower.  To think otherwise is to
> demean the Buddha, which is to demean oneself.   -- Robert M. Pirsig
> 
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