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Thursday, January 15, 2004, at 04:46AM

By Eric Richardson

I noticed the other day that all of a sudden a lot of spam (6-8 messages per day) was getting through SpamAssassin and getting to me. I get a lot of spam, but usually SA does a really good job in filtering it out and keeping it from my eyes.

The spam that's been getting through appears to be part of one campaign that's intent on tricking SA's HABEAS_SWE check. I had never heard of that, so I looked into it. Apparently Habeas is a company that gives their headers to companies that warrant their email is legitimate. They're well aware that someone has been forging their mark.

I'm upgrading SA to 2.6.1, which should be able to check Habeas's blacklist before believing their mark, so hopefully that'll put a stop to this, at least where I'm concerned.