• Subject: Re: anti-spam filter (was T-1 Question...)
  • From: bmorris@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 17:13:51 -0500
  • Importance: Normal


>Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 13:24:58 -0600
>From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@leif.org>
>
>With a few simple rules (triple !). the words F R E E,
>M I L L I O N A I R E, 1 6 8 1
> ...
> My filter removes about 30 spam messages per day.

Leif, is it really worth possibly missing some "good" messages
just to save deleting 30 spam messages?  As a human, you can
accurately delete 30 spam messages just from the titles in a
couple of seconds.  Although maybe your filter just moves them,
otherwise how did you even know that you missed the message with
the three !s?

Just imagine all the wonderful discussions of RPG's F R E E
opcode that you are missing!*5 :-)

Trying to get people to change their natural writing style
so their messages get through filters seems like a losing
proposition to me.

(I've never used any anti-spam measures beyond ignoring it,
and I get around 2 - 5 spams a day.  Usually I delete them
without even really noticing I'm doing it.)

Barbara


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