Nick Jordan

Effortlessly uncool.

Empty Spam

I’ve been getting a lot of spam with completely empty message bodies lately, which my spam filter wasn’t picking up on. Irritatingly, I found that I couldn’t get it to recognise messages with no content so I’ve set it up to reject emails that don’t contain any vowels, which seems to be working nicely.

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  1. Damian Thursday, 15th September, 2005, 4:28 pm

    wll thts ll wll nd gd bt slly bggrs lk m r stffd!

  2. Jan Bosmans Friday, 6th January, 2006, 1:26 pm

    I have been experiencing the same problem since a couple of weeks: empty mails, no subject, always coming from a different fake mailing address. Your idea is brillant! But how does one configure a spam filter not to accept messages without vowels?

    Kind regards.

    Jan

  3. Nick Saturday, 7th January, 2006, 11:35 am

    Jan: That really depends on your system. Essentially, you want to set up a mail filter that sends all emails that don’t contain ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’ or ‘u’ (case insensitive) to your spam folder.


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