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From: allan.vanleeuwen at (
Subject: a PGP signed mail? Has to be spam!

But does the software actually check if it's a 'valid' pgp signature ?
Coz lots of spam these days have 'bogus pgp signatures', exactly BECAUSE a
lot of anti spam software flags them as 'non-spam'... So they use something
that LOOKS like a signature to fool the anti spam software....

Sorry about my english


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Bowser [] 
Sent: woensdag 12 november 2003 16:47
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] a PGP signed mail? Has to be spam!

The filtering service I sell considers PG signatures to be a plus, and
is less likely to get a SPAM hit.

On Tue, 2003-11-11 at 21:22, wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I had to notice something today that really disturbed me. A friend of 
> mine(working for a very big company) complained, that she doesn't get any 
> mails from me anymore. It turned out, that apparently my mails went
> into the spam filter, as I signed everyone of them. When I sent unsigned 
> mails, she got them. What do we learn? Crypto is bad m'kay?
> But for real, does that mean that we won't be able to sign any mails
> soon, due to the spam problem(and stupid admins)?
> 'EGovernment' is the big word everywhere nowadays. The electronic
signature is 
> mentioned as a way to ensure the credidibility of sender and receiver. Now

> what?
> Guys(and girls), the situation sucks. What do you think? And, most
> of all, do you see any way to fight this behaviour? Because honestly, I 
> don't. 
> Greets
> $me
> _______________________________________________
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