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Spam control again

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Rich Braun wrote:

> Derek Martin wrote:
> > I have to admit that the severity of the problem is still
> > mostly just a nuisance
> For many people, it's only a nuisance.  But exponential growth of spam flow
> causes it to go rapidly beyond nuisance level in two ways:
> 1) Once the flow goes beyond about 100 messages per day to any given
> individual, controlling it becomes a time-consuming hassle.

I disagree. I'm sure if I removed all the measures I've taken on our 
mailserver I would easily surpass the 100+ messages per day thresh hold. 
These measures are not merely limited to SpamAssassin. They include black 
hole lists, requirements that destination must be local, pop-before-smtp, 
reverse host look-up and more. I personally see close to a 95% reduction 
in spam and other users on the server likely see close to 100%
> 2) Corporations have to spend money and incur legal liability for controlling
> spam; and as the flow increases, software updates must be applied.

Enter the world of open source, which IMHO has been the most effective 
communitity in helping to stop spam.


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