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.

3 thoughts on “Empty Spam

  1. Damian says:

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

  2. Jan Bosmans says:

    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.


  3. Nick says:

    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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