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Re: problem report: gawk 3.1.1

On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 09:37:29AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >Well, not to step on anyone's toes here, but I, for one, think that the
> >spam filter needs to be reconfigured.  I tried sending the screen
> >announcement ( )
> >SEVEN times yesterday, until it finally got through the spam filter, with
> >much cutting and rephrasing.  Adding more rules to the spam filter will
> >only increase the likelihood of rejecting legitimate postings.
> Out of curiousity, how many times are you going to complain about this?

Only the two you saw - once in the announcement (sorry, I was frustrated),
and the second time here (it seemed relevant).

> With any spam blocking mechanism there will occasionally be problems.
> We get a vast amount of spam and 99.9999999% of the time the spam
> blocker does a good job blocking it.

Yes, it does, and thanks for setting it up and using it.

> Your message was blocked because you sent a large binary encoded
> attachment to the list which apparently had one or two phrases in it
> that marked things as spam.
>   cgf

With all due respect, I doubt it was the attachment.  That same attachment
was in the announcement that did come through.  I've also tried bzipping
it, with no luck.  I suspect it was something in the message text.  I'm
just trying to understand what happened to prevent this from happening
again.  This is probably off-topic, though, and certainly not for the
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