Christopher Barry on 22 Oct 2016 08:43:59 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] spamassassin help: create a rule to score by sender TLD

On Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:36:30 -0400 (EDT)
"Keith C. Perry" <> wrote:

>You have to treat spam as a security issue.

Which is exactly why you should keep email simply email. e.g. NOT HTML,
NOT Word Documents, NOT Javascript or any script enabled. Keep it
simply plain text only, and you can easily avoid most of the issues
email can cause. "Oh, but waa it's not pretty!" TFB.

Also, make sure your email client NEVER loads anything embedded in an
email by default. Markup, images, scripts, whatever. Claws is
great in this regard. Spammers will send emails with an image from the
web. When the image at the link loads, they now know you're a live
target - that's one way they focus their efforts using automation. They
are fishing - don't bite.

In an enterprise, you'll scan attachments before ignorant users can
open them.

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