Graham's spam filter

Anthony Baxter anthony at
Tue Aug 27 07:31:42 CEST 2002

>>> "Edward K. Ream" wrote
> I am an enthusiastic user of ChoiceMail,
> It has _completely_ eliminated all
> spam to me, using a very clever trick.  Anyone wanting to contact me who is
> not already on a "whitelist" gets sent a return email asking them to fill
> out a short form at the ChoiceMail site. 

This technique is evil, and fails to scale in any useful way. 

I know that if I'm emailing someone who uses one of these systems, I won't
bother. I have too much to do as it is.

Especially irritating is when someone emails _you_, and your response needs
to go through this level of filtering. 

Anthony Baxter     <anthony at>   
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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