Kasia's SpamAssassin rules post reminded me of something that's not well publicized (unless you happen to be on the SpamAssassin mailing list(s)). The SpamAssassin Custom Rule Emporium is the place to go for additional rules you can drop in to your SA config.

  • BigEvil.cf is an additional rule set that is update very frequently between major SA releases. It contains lots of rules for recently discovered spam.
  • EvilNumbers.cf is a group of rules focused on numbers that occur frequently in spam messages (phone numbers, IP addresses, etc).

I've found both rule sets to be quite helpful in blocking some of the spam that SA doesn't catch by default. Keep in mind, however, that these rules are not tested by the SA developers through the normal QA process. So, as always, use at your own risk.

Posted by jzawodn at March 21, 2004 11:49 AM

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# Tarique Sani said:

Ah! Thanks this is going to be most helpful and hopefully SA will still not kill the server.

on March 21, 2004 06:35 PM
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