[Mailman-Developers] Anti-spam "killer app"?
Barry A. Warsaw
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 18:39:17 -0400
>>>>> "CVR" == Chuq Von Rospach <email@example.com> writes:
CVR> It's a new technique for identifying spam. The more I look
CVR> into the details, the more I think we have the "anti-spam
CVR> killer app", becaues it tunes itself to the individual (or
CVR> site), adapts as the anti-spammers adapt, and the technique
CVR> used is fairly easy to implement and damn difficult for a
CVR> spammer to avoid....
CVR> Damn, I wish I'd thought of this.
Indeed, and from the article...
> I don't know why I avoided trying the statistical approach for so
> long. I think it was because I got addicted to trying to identify
> spam features myself, as if I were playing some kind of competitive
> game with the spammers. (Nonhackers don't often realize this, but
> most hackers are very competitive.)
Of course you have to realize that 83% of hackers have no idea what
a statistical approach means <.532 wink>. :)
On a serious note, who's gonna hack up the Python code for an MM2.1
prototype handler module?