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Re: Checking FROM FIELD for Keywords

From: Jared Hall <jhall_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 14 2010 - 15:32:07 GMT
To: wvpTV <>, SpamAssassin <>

Use the From:name check. Example:

header BAD_NAME From:name =~ /(Penny
score BAD_NAME 5.0

Use caution, as always. Mind your regexes. For instance, in this
example, heaven forbid a
user named Joe Viagraola sends an Email, blah, blah, blah.


Jared Hall
General Telecom, LLC.

wvpTV wrote:
> We've seen a recent explosion in spam that SpamAssassin does not flag, it
> seems mainly because the FROM (sender) field is being used for subject
> content, eg: VIAGRA, PORN etc etc
> Can anyone tell me how far off a standard filter update might be to carry
> out checks on the FROM field?
> Thanks.