summary on spamassassin custom rule

spamassassin is a good free software to reduce spam. useful link for spamassassin rules :
1. http://www.rulesemporium.com
2. http://daryl.dostech.ca

if you’d like to write your own rules, there are things to remember when creating spamassassin custom rules :

1. rules should be stored in /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf for site-wide use
2. spamassassin rules is written with perl regular expressions
3. use phrase rather than word
4. after writing rules, always check for errors with command spamassassin –lint -D
5. rule components are : rule, score, description
example :

body SAMPLE_RULE /the word/
score SAMPLE_RULE 1
describe SAMPLE_RULE it’s an example rule

to match any combination of upper or lower case,put character i at the end of rule :

body SAMPLE_RULE /the word/i
score SAMPLE_RULE 1
describe SAMPLE_RULE it’s an example rule

6. instead of body, we can also use rawbody or header :

rawbody SAMPLE_RULE /the word/i
score SAMPLE_RULE 1
describe SAMPLE_RULE it’s an example rule

header SAMPLE_RULE Subject =~ /the word/i
score SAMPLE_RULE 1
describe SAMPLE_RULE it’s an example rule

header SAMPLE_RULE From =~ /the word/i
score SAMPLE_RULE 1
describe SAMPLE_RULE it’s an example rule

to check all header, use ALL :

header SAMPLE_RULE ALL =~ /the word/i
score SAMPLE_RULE 1
describe SAMPLE_RULE it’s an example rule .

yahoo messenger mobile on sony ericksson k300i and nokia 3660

i’ve been using mig33 on my k300i for some times. i’d like to try other software, so i searched the internet and found some interesting applications. i also have been searching a suitable one for nokia 3660 (MIDP 1.0) but found none so far. most of the software only support MIDP 2.0. so here’s the list of what i found:

1. agilemobile support MIDP 1.0 and 2.0 but it’s not free, there are monthly fee.

the following items are all free ,
2. ymtiny only for MIDP 2.0. no need to register, just download and then you can login to ym right away. it worked on k300i.
3. shmessenger support MIDP 1.0 and 2.0. it worked on k300i but couldn’t make it work on 3660. version for MIDP 1.0 can be found here. registration needed.
4. ebuddy, not available for 3660 and couldn’t make it worked on k300i. no need to register. can also be found here.
5. yamee, only for MIDP 2.0 but couldn’t make it work on k300i. no need to register.
6. Nimbuzz, version for k300i and 3660 both are available. this one looked promising. registration needed. first execution on k300i showed up message of not enough memory, suggested to send report via email to the support service. i did, waiting for answers now. the application successfully installed on 3660 but couldn’t make it work. at first it was connection problem, then there was also application error showed up on the screen.