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

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Fri Sep 26 17:13:29 CEST 2008

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:31:40 -0500, skip wrote:

> I took over spam filter management for the 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-list at 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.


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