[Mailman-Developers] Interesting study -- spam on postedaddresses...

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 11:56:49 -0500

On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 10:25:49AM -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> That doesn't help the little guy like me who runs my own domain and
> tools and spends a 1/2 hour (or more) every morning just deleting
> spam, even while on vacation. :) And no itch is as persistent and
> annoying as my own.

"I'm here to talk to you about an itch *so* private..."  Yeah.  :-)

That said, my normal daily mail load is almost 300 these days,
including 9 mailing lists, and my spamcount is about 15; I deal with
them in about 2 minutes; and that's with *no* automated de-spamming,
and about 200 posts a week to Usenet in 12 different groups.

I guess I'm just lucky.

> Having said that, there's still no reason why Mailman can't and
> shouldn't do better, except perhaps for lack of resources <wink>.
> I'll follow up shortly with some other thoughts in this thread.

Well, I think the argument was over what constituted 'better', on which
topic I think Chuq and I disagree a bit.  ;-)

-- jra
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