Like Dave and probably the rest of the connected world, I’ve been getting murdered by the latest worms and viruses. I’m a Mac user, but still getting my inbox bombarded, not only with spam but tons of reject messages which have me as the sender. Shit. You know who I’d vote for in a minute? A political candidate who supported the death penalty for virus writers. I’d accept castration at a bare minimum.
I do have one fix for the Unix account on my ISPs server. They already installed SpamAssassin. While this was OK, it didn’t delete spam, just modified the subject field so that it is easily identifiable. Once the latest onslaughts started, I added a .procmailrc entry so that all of the marked spam is automatically deleted from my account.
I know this is the “bigger sledghammer” method, and that I may miss some legit emails. At this point I could give a damn. I’m only getting 2-3 spams per hour that actually show up in my inbox. For those people whose emails I can’t miss, I’ve just whitelisted them.