Subject: Re: Mass-Mailings Delivered to NetBSD.ORG--STOP THE(MY) MADNESS
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeff Thieleke <email@example.com>
Date: 11/27/1997 01:41:11
> Um. Pegasus mail? That's a mail package that some spammers have
> used from time to time to send spam, but lots of legitimate people use
> it too, and the company has a strong anti-spam stance. Why would you
> filter out mail that claims to come from the Pegasus mailer?
Whoa, Deja vu all over again...
Please re-examine this recipe:
* ^Comments: Authenticated sender
* !^X-Mailer: Pegasus Mail
Note the second line - this recipe is true only if the mailer is *NOT*
Pegasus Mail. Therefore, all legitimate email from Pegasus Mail users
will *NOT* be filtered, while all spam with a phony "Comments:" *WILL*
This is my single most effective recipe, responsible for stopping at
least 50% of all spam, while at the same time, never blocking a
Don't worry, you aren't alone in misinterpreting this recipe. Even
though it is very common (I certainly didn't originate it), every time I
post this recipe, I get a one or two "Why are you blocking Pegusus
Mail!?!" responses. That "!" is apparently easily overlooked!