I've tighted up the spam filters to deal with the spam-in-an-image spams;
we get about 2 dozen per day, and we've only had one false positive in
five months since I started moderating them.
Here is the new "instant-death" filter:
A message which is of MIME type "multipart/alternative" or
"multipart/related", containing both a "text/html" type part
and an "image/*" type part.
While I suspect it's not quite MIME-kosher, you can use a
"multipart/mixed" body with "text/html" and "image/*" if you
need to. You'll still probably be delayed by one of the anti-HTML
filters, but the message won't be discarded. Avoiding any HTML in
your posts is still the best policy.
Here is a somewhat laxer criterion which will result in a post being
A message which is of MIME type "multipart/alternative"
or "multipart/related", containing an "image/*" type part.
For more information about XEmacs mailing list policies, please see
(or one of the mirrors).
Yes, this content really ought to be moved to lists.xemacs.org
an HTTP redirect from the URL above), but it's currently non-trivial
because we share the Mailman installation with other virtual hosts.
I'm working on it, but advice from experienced Apache and Mailman
admins would be gratefully accepted.
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