[Mimedefang] action_bounce html mail
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Jul 13 17:36:08 EDT 2010
> actually I do want to reject any mail that contains html, including
> text/html mix.. I've found that every spam that gets through the spam
> filter contains a mix of text with corresponding html part. I would
> rather try across-the-board html rejection and then whitelist in the
> ones allowed.
The fact that most spam messages contain HTML doesn't imply that most
HTML messages are spam. You will have many, many false-positives.
(I ban HTML mail on this list, whose members are a highly
self-selecting group of people who understand (or have strong opinions
about) email. Yet on a regular basis, people still run afoul of the
Most of the spam messages I receive contain the letter "e". Perhaps
I should ban messages containing "e"? (Gadsby would like that.)
More worrying: About 90% of mass murderers eat tomatoes. Next time
someone orders a tomato, you'd better back away...
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