Lisp to Python translation criticism?
John E. Barham
jbarham at jbarham.com
Mon Aug 19 20:48:23 CEST 2002
Mark Mceahern wrote:
> This is somewhat orthogonal to the approach Graham suggests--and I
> haven't quite yet finished his article, so forgive me if he addresses
> this--but I wonder: Why bother filtering the content (it seems like
> so much work and worry) when you can setup TMDA?
> Thanks for any comments or reactions,
TMDA is no doubt very effective at preventing spam, but I see several
problems with it:
- it requires a manual response from everyone who wants to send you email,
at least for the first mail, or some pretty sophisticated configuration
- what happens if someone you've pre-approved mails you from a
- what about legitimate email that doesn't have a human at the other end
(e.g., Web forms, mailing lists, announcements, "spam proofed" email
It seems to me that the potential for false positives is much higher using
TDMA than w/ a content filtering technique.
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