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Re: Opps, that set off my spam complainer. Was Re: [vox-tech] quoting
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Re: Opps, that set off my spam complainer. Was Re: [vox-tech] quoting question in perl



i never told this to anyone, so i might as well say it now since it's
relevent.

i used to have automated spam complainers too.  again, procmail.  the recipe
was broken, and accidentally sent a complaint to sonic.net when bill (our
bill) sent some email to vox.

i got an email within minutes from one of the sonic.net admins asking if bill
had really sent the spam -- bill is well known by the offices of sonic.net
and the admin couldn't believe that he would send spam.

we ended up having a conversation about how neat of a guy bill is.
apparently, all the admins are "kendrick fans" and know about newbreed
software and lugod.

it was a bad situation that turned out pretty darn funny.  and i was
impressed as all heck that sonic.net is so vigilant about responding to spam.
not to mention impressed that everyone there seemed to know who bill kendrick
was!

anyway, that was my object lesson.  i don't rely on automated complainers.
if it's important enough to complain about, it's worth the few seconds that i
need to devote to it.

pete


begin Ryan <ryan@mother.com> 
> > On Wednesday, December 31 1969 03:59 pm, Micah Cowan wrote:
> 
> There's the problem, I had a spammer sending me junk backdated about a year,
> and set up a filter to pass anything that is older then 300 days when
> delivered off as spam, and pipe it through ricochet (
> http://vipul.net/ricochet/ )
> 
> For some reason the date header didn't get seen, and kmail gave it a default
> date.
> 
> Also, the filter to put the vox and vox-tech messages was *after* the spam 
> filters. Had it been before like it should have been, there wouldn't have a 
> problem.
> 
> This it the first time in the 2 months i'd had that filter there's been a
> problem, but just in case, I set things up so i need to manualy pipe my spam
> through ricochet to avoid this in the future.
> 
> This has been CC'd to all addressed somplaints were sent to.
> 
> micah@cowanbox.com
> hostmaster@he.net
> steve@wormley.com
> domain-registrar@register.com
> hostmaster@transmeta.com
> abuse@transmeta.com
> postmaster@transmeta.com
> 
> Again, sorry for the screwup.
> 
> On Friday, December 21 2001 01:09 pm, Ryan wrote:
> > Sorry, this message broke one of my spam filters that was set to auto
> > report, I have disabled the offending filter and set the others to go
> > *after* the mailing list filters.
> >
> > On Wednesday, December 31 1969 03:59 pm, Micah Cowan wrote:
> > > C00112210205.SAA26385@wheel.dcn.davis.ca.us>
> > > Mime-Version: 1.0
> > > C00112210205.SAA26385@wheel.dcn.davis.ca.us>
> > > Mime-Version: 1.0
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> > > Content-Disposition: inline
> > > User-Agent: Mutt/1.2.5i
> > > In-Reply-To: <200112210205.SAA26385@wheel.dcn.davis.ca.us>; from
> > >     rod@sunsetsystems.com on Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 06:13:25PM -0800
> > > Sender: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
> > > Errors-To: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
> > > X-Beenthere: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > > X-Mailman-Version: 2.0.7
> > > Precedence: bulk
> > > Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > > List-Help: <mailto:vox-tech-request@lists.lugod.org?subject=help>
> > > List-Post: <mailto:vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> > > List-Subscribe: <http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech>,
> > >     <mailto:vox-tech-request@lists.lugod.org?subject=subscribe>
> > > List-Id: lugod's technical discussion forum <vox-tech.lists.lugod.org>
> > > List-Unsubscribe: <http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech>,
> > >     <mailto:vox-tech-request@lists.lugod.org?subject=unsubscribe>
> > > List-Archive: <http://lists.lugod.org/pipermail/vox-tech/>
> > > Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 12:09:01 -0800
> > > X-Spam-Status: No, hits=0 required=6 tests=
> > > Status:  O
> > >
> > > On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 06:13:25PM -0800, Rod Roark wrote:
> > > > On Thursday 20 December 2001 05:59 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > > > begin Micah Cowan <micah@cowanbox.com>
> > > > > ...
> > > > >
> > > > > > Well, the direct answer to your question would be to use:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >   system("rm '$filename'");
> > > > > >
> > > > > > or something similar so that the shell sees the quoting.
> > > >
> > > > I read somwehre that the single quote is a valid character in an
> > > > identifier, so you might need something like
> > > >
> > > >   system("rm '${filename}'");
> > > >
> > > > to make it work, but am not sure offhand.
> > >
> > > It's not a valid character in an identifier - unless it is the entire
> > > identifier (i.e., "'").
> > >
> > > From perldata, an identifier is, "a string beginning with a letter or
> > > underscore, and containing letters, underscores, and digits."
> > >
> > > Of course, all the "punctuation" identifiers don't follow this rule,
> > > but it's true in general.
> > >
> > > -Micah
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > vox-tech mailing list
> > > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech
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