anti-spam checks for web content

jesse jesse at
Thu Dec 21 17:53:11 GMT 2006

On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 05:30:38PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 12:22:05PM -0500, jesse wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 05:13:24PM +0000, Jacqui Caren wrote:
> [...]
> >> To the question, is there any nice perl code that will scan html content
> >> and score it based upon "spamminess"
> > I hear that this "SpamAssassin" product is sometimes used to scan text for
> > spamminess.
> It's specifically tuned for email. It could probably be hacked to handle
> non-email content, but I wouldn't bank on it being effective. Not that I
> don't think that it shouldn't be tried, just that there should be a Plan B
> for if it doesn't work.

Sure, though more than one hacker has turned it loose on comment-spam on
blogs for great justice. Though this does make me wonder....What's
considered an unsolicited commercial webpage?

> Plan B would possibly involve CRM-114 for learning and matching spammy text.


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