Are spams on comp.lang.python a major nuisance?

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Sep 26 17:54:32 CEST 2008


On Sep 26, 4:13 pm, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:31:40 -0500, skip wrote:
> > I took over spam filter management for the python.org mailing lists a
> > couple months ago and made a few changes to the way the spam filter is
> > trained. Things seem to be at a reasonable level as far as I can tell (I
> > see a few spams leak through each day), though I wasn't actively reading
> > comp.lang.python/python-l... at python.org before I took over the task, so
> > I have nothing to compare with.  Does the level of spam leaking through
> > the filter now seem excessive?  Is it more or less than in June and
> > July?
>
> I don't have any objective numbers, but subjectively it seems to me that
> the number of spams is significantly higher, but not so high as to be a
> major nuisance.
>
I think it changes over time. You might tweak the filter to reduce the
amount of spam getting through but then the spammers adapt. In other
words, spam is a moving target.



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