[Spambayes] Security Risk

Tim Stone tim at fourstonesExpressions.com
Tue Feb 24 09:33:39 EST 2004

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 08:20:27 -0600, Lloyd Wilkinson 
<profitfaucet at charter.net> wrote:

> How can I be assured that spambayes is not a Trojan, worm, virus or
> other nasty security risk to my machine?

Well, the best I can respond to that is that the real identities of the 
Spambayes' authors are known, we are not operating under screen names and 
forged mail addresses, this mailing list exists to which the authors 
regularly respond, there is a formal software development process in 
place, and the source for the program is open for anyone to inspect, 
including the legal authorities who would be responsible for prosecuting 
the well known list of contributors were the program to actually BE 
malware, which, of course, it is NOT.

That said, if you don't believe it, don't install it.  That's the 
philosophy you should apply to all software you install on your computer.


Exprimez vous!; Exprésese; Esprimi te stesso; Express yourself!
Tim Stone
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