Non English Spam

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Sat Oct 14 06:47:32 PDT 2006

	In checking this out, I came across this in "man spamassassin":

     ok_locales xx [ yy zz ... ]        (default: all)
           This option is used to specify which locales are considered OK for
           incoming mail.  Mail using the character sets that are allowed by
           this option will not be marked as possibly being spam in a foreign

           If you receive lots of spam in foreign languages, and never get any
           non-spam in these languages, this may help.  Note that all
           ISO-8859-* character sets, and Windows code page character sets,
           are always permitted by default.

           Set this to "all" to allow all character sets.  This is the

           The rules "CHARSET_FARAWAY", "CHARSET_FARAWAY_BODY", and
           "CHARSET_FARAWAY_HEADERS" are triggered based on how this is set.


             ok_locales all         (allow all locales)
             ok_locales en          (only allow English)
             ok_locales en ja zh    (allow English, Japanese, and Chinese)

           Note: if there are multiple ok_locales lines, only the last one is

           Select the locales to allow from the list below:

           en   - Western character sets in general
           ja   - Japanese character sets
           ko   - Korean character sets
           ru   - Cyrillic character sets
           th   - Thai character sets
           zh   - Chinese (both simplified and traditional) character sets

					Robert Huff

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