Whitelist/verification spam filters
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Wed Aug 28 21:24:23 CEST 2002
Fernando Pereira wrote:
> Looking at *any* message to decide what do do with it takes much more
> one second. I'll have to think "What is this? Is it spam or some kind
> joke? Oh, I see. Do I want to put up with this silliness? Maybe. OK,
> let me
> reply". One second, no way.
The physical process of actually replying to the message (with no
additional material) in your mailreader might only take a second if
you're a fast typist/clicker, but as you say, that's only a small
portion of the process involved. Even the full SMTP transaction usually
takes a little over a second to physically deliver the mail. Deciding
what to do with it and the overhead on both sides certainly takes longer
than a second.
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