Tag: tsunami

Tsunami warnings need some help

After the extremely unfortunate occurence in Indonesia and surrounding countries late last year, the powers that be decided it was time for a tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean region. Now they need a little help from some friends (meaning email administrators).

It was noted during the first tests of the new system that SpamAssassin blocks the email warnings from the system, when SpamAssassin is installed straight out of the box (and no, there is no box for the open source prog). Capitalized subject lines and hidden sender information cause the issue.

Tweak the install and save a few lives, will ya boys and girls.

***UPDATE/CORRECTION***

SpamAssassin does not score the tsunami warnings as spam straight out of the box as previously suggested – once third party rules and other traditional lockdowns are put in place, the warnings get high enough scores.

Also, Michael Parker from SpamAssassin has suggested (in comment) that if someone has full source for one of the warnings that they can forward to the development team, the SpamAssassin crew can take corrective action.