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November 05, 2003

SPAM sucks

Like most everyone, I get lots of SPAM. As a matter of principal I've never used any of the anti-SPAM tools, cause I don't like the idea of someone else deciding what mail I get to see or not.

Usually I just delete SPAMs and move on, but last spring I kept all of it for a few weeks, and did an analysis. At that time I was getting an average of 68 SPAMS a day.

I just completed another analysis, and now, barely 6 months later, I'm getting an average of 145 each day.

I've never liked the idea of "blacklist", or even "whitelist", SPAM filtering systems. But the new Bayesian systems look pretty good. I may install one of them soon. We'll see.

Posted by jghiii at November 5, 2003 11:03 AM
Posted by: sherman on November 5, 2003 11:13 PM

My spam filter at work puts all suspected spam into a separate folder, so i can easily scan the list to see if i want to save any before I delete them all.

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