Non English Spam

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Oct 13 20:10:17 PDT 2006

Beech Rintoul wrote:
> I'm getting a ton of spam every day  that comes from China, Japan and Korea. 
> Spam Assassin completely ignores it because it has all non-english characters 
> and slows kmail to a crawl loading. Is there a way to filter on non-english 
> either using Spam Assassin or procmail? 
> Suggestions would be appreciated.

Install the IP::Country perl modules (port: net/p5-IP-Country) and
uncomment the lines in /usr/local/etc/mail/spamassassin/init.pre to
enable Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::RelayCountry plugin, which causes
the Bayesian filters to learn which countries relay most spam to you.

Look for the discussion on 'ok_locales' in the Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf
perldoc.  Set that to 'en' and messages in character sets other than
anything based on the Latin (and possibly Greek) alphabet will get a
higher spam score.  You can put that into
/usr/local/etc/mail/spamassassin/ for a site-wide effect or into
per-user ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs config files.



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