On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 09:33:15AM -0500, Dallas Engelken wrote:
> Henrik Krohns wrote:
> >On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 10:08:29AM +0100, Justin Mason wrote:
> >
> >>Bear in mind that the spammer who is developing this PDF spam is only one
> >>person, and he/she probably has at least one non-spammy-looking email
> >>address at his disposal.
> >>
> >>What's to spot him/her from asking Dallas for a copy of the ruleset and
> >>plugin, same as any other SpamAssassin user, waiting a few days to cover
> >>his/her tracks, then fixing the spam to avoid it again?
> >>
> >>And if you think this isn't already happening, I have a bridge for sale
> >>

> >
> >If I was a spammer, I couldn't care less if few people were using some
> >secret PDF blocking stuff. It's not like AOL or some big companies are
> >using
> >it.
> >

>
> Based on that logic, it makes no difference if it gets released or not....


So just release it. Probably it will make more difference.

> You dont think big companies utilize SpamAssassin, SARE, or other open
> source products for solutions, or even ideas for similar solutions? I
> think you would be pleasantly surprised.


Yes, I think that only handful of people use these. Doh.