Archive for the ‘Email’ Category

Direct Marketing Association – South Africa

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Whilst recently trying to track down yet another South African spam source I got directed to the DMA SA. Whilst the majority of spammers are not members of this association I’m pretty sure that this may help. The reason I say most is because I’ve dealt with my fair share of them (and even had some as clients), and this is the first time I got pointed to the DMA SA website at – a rather informative website.

Stripping attachments out of email

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

So I developed the need to strip attachments out of emails … or rather, to get hold of the attachments and store them to disk.  A lot of googling later only one solution seemed to surface and seeing that I couldn’t get at metamail’s homepage and thus the packages I had to go another root.  So after posing the question in on FreeNODE python once more came up.  This time I decided to just take the plunge and write some python …


The use of Subject lines – deprecated?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I’ve recently started to see this trend more and more.  I’m receiving an increasing amount with mail absoltely no subject line.  And in some rarer cases, a totally inappropriate subject line.


Temporary errors are NOT permanent

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I’ve had some complaints recently of greylisting generating bounces.  This should not be happening, so until this morning I made this off as total crap stories that people are pulling on me in order to once more receive their daily dose of spam.  As it turns out, however, there are in fact some large govermental organizations that believes that temporary errors are in fact permanent (And probably others too).