tomg at em.ca
Wed Jun 2 23:04:59 EDT 2004
On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 10:26:52PM -0400, Mike Hoye wrote:
> Mozilla doesn't block flash, and I don't care about the small number of
> false positives that spamassassin generates, because I've whitelisted
> all the addresses I care about.
> So I've started adding sites to my hosts file, and pointing them towards
> localhost, like doubleclick.net and so forth, and I've symlinked "spam",
> the file spamassassin normally dumps my junkmail into, to /dev/null.
You're asking if it's okay to (ab)use your hosts file to block Flash
pages, and use Spamassassin to discard mail, right?
Why don't you delete Flash?
As for Spamassassin, you'll eventually lose legitimate mail, on the
other hand, if you don't use Spamassassin you'll eventually lose
Generally I like to recommend ISPs use DNSBLs, partially because if mail
is rejected the sender is informed (if the return address is correctly
set and all intervening servers are behaving).
To answer your question: Consequences probably won't be too bad.
Tom Goulet, tomg at em.ca, D8BAD3BC, http://web.em.ca/~tomg/contact.html
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