Spam filter?

Steve Holden steve at
Sat Jul 21 14:51:00 CEST 2007

Danyelle Gragsone wrote:
> So,
> Can mailing lists have its mail filtered?  I get more spam via mailing
> lists than I do in my own inbox.  I am not just singling this mailing
> list.  I see it a lot now.
If you had searched the list you would have found that this topic has 
been discussed from time to time. The fact of the matter is that a lot 
of effort does go into spam filtering this list, and the residual spam 
that you see actually represents a very low false negative rate. You 
wouldn't believe how much spam gets sent to the active mailing lists and 

If your own spam filtering is so good then maybe you should just 
subscribe to python-list instead of using a newsgroup, then your email 
filters will be applied to incoming articles from the list too.

Oh, I see you *are* using python-list. So how come your filters don't 
work for the spam that gets posted?

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