[Spambayes] Spam at hackers conference
Sun Nov 3 04:23:47 2002
>> - Combining different approaches (e.g. blacklists, whitelists,
>> Bayesian) seems to make people more comfortable.
Tim> I doubt a blacklist is going to be worth the bother with this
Tim> scheme, but a whitelist may be.
I doubt it. There is just too much email spoofing going on to trust any
addresses that absolutely. When using SA, I rarely used its whitelist
facility, and only for odd email addresses whose automailings it always
classified as spam. For instance, I get a bit of mail from American
Airlines letting me know when the airfare between Chicago and Albany
changes. As you might imagine, it's very spammy looking. The only way I
could convince SA to leave it alone was to whitelist it. With Spambayes,
it's never a problem.