Re: How about a change to the 'one size fits all' parsing?
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed Jun 9 18:38:18 EDT 2004
"brewman" <nobody at devnull.spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:ca7set$psk$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> I notice that spammers are creating spam with broken formatting,
> obfuscated urls & littered with fictitious/irrelevant/innocent chaff,
> which can cause the SC parser to skip urls to be reported.
> I guess that this is because some 'smart spammers' (I know, that's an
> oxymoron, but SOMEONE is doing it for them) are creating various
> broken email bodies that are interpretable by particular email readers
> but escape the SC parser.
> If the parser had some knobs that the user could twiddle, this would
> A) the user to tweak the parser for tight/slack adherence to various
> email/html standards
> B) stop spammers submitting their trial email once and deciding
> whether it still needs tweaking or is ready to unleash upon the world,
> knowing that SC won't be reporting the spamvertised site.
> Also, perhaps allow the Mk1-OrganicEyeball scanner (complete with
> bi-focals in my case) to input a "I'm sure this is the site, but
> you're missing it" url and then have SC scan the email to see if it
> can find it, even if in, say, an apparent 'skipped comment' field.
> i.e. allow user to 'lead the witness^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hparser'.
> I realise that neither of these are trivial changes, but suggest them
> as ways forward to improve our arsenal in the battle.
> "I love standards - there are so many to choose from."
knobs are on backorder
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