Herr Bischoff

My Favorite SpamAssassin Rules

After manually sifting through junk email to build some useful rules, I created the following two — and I really, really like them.

header __DISEASED_MIND_SUBJECT Subject =~ /\!{3,}/
header __DISEASED_MIND_BODY Body =~ /\!{3,}/
meta DISEASED_MIND (__DISEASED_MIND_SUBJECT || __DISEASED_MIND_BODY)
describe DISEASED_MIND "'Multiple exclamation marks,' he went on, shaking his head, 'are a sure sign of a diseased mind.' (Terry Pratchett in "Eric")
score DISEASED_MIND 2.5

header __INSANE_MIND_SUBJECT Subject =~ /\!{5,}/
header __INSANE_MIND_BODY Body =~ /\!{5,}/
meta INSANE_MIND (__INSANE_MIND_SUBJECT || __INSANE_MIND_BODY)
describe INSANE_MIND "Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind." (Terry Pratchett in "Reaper Man")
score INSANE_MIND 2.5