Lisp to Python translation criticism?
phr-n2002b at NOSPAMnightsong.com
Mon Aug 19 18:11:39 EDT 2002
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:
> TMDA is an interesting approach, but definitely a different way of tackling
> the problem, and when I tried it, not the most straightforward thing to set
> up. It also relies on some cooperation from your correspondents. If they
> are novices, they will quite possibly be confused by TMDA's responses.
Yes, I'd consider the TMDA confirmation process obnoxious even for
The main thing about filtering is to never automatically delete
messages even if they're marked as spam. Instead, divert them to a
spam bucket file. I do this on a variety of addresses and make a
point of looking at the bucket every now and then. Every once in a
while I find something that shouldn't have been filtered.
I'd like to get around to setting up my filter to automatically mail
me a "daily spam digest" showing the From/Date/Subject headers and the
first line or two of text of spam filtered that day. Even with 100
spams, it doesn't take more than a minute or so to glance over the
list, and dealing with it all at once is a lot less headache than
being interrupted dozens of times during the day. At that point I can
make my filters quite a bit more aggressive. If a legitimate message
gets filtered, it's still almost certain that I'll see it the same
day, just not immediately.
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