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Re: (OT) Fighting spam

by zakzebrowski (Curate)
on Nov 17, 2003 at 14:05 UTC ( #307653=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT) Fighting spam

A simple technique which I'm using is that any mail that comes from any address not:
  • Family
  • Work domain (eg:
goes into a "probable-spam" folder. I review the folder about once a week. Sometimes I find addresses to white list, but often, it's only spam.

undef$/;$mmm="J\nutsu\nutss\nuts\nutst\nuts A\nutsn\nutso\nutst\nutsh\ +nutse\nutsr\nuts P\nutse\nutsr\nutsl\nuts H\nutsa\nutsc\nutsk\nutse\n +utsr\nuts";open($DOH,"<",\$mmm);$_=$forbbiden=<$DOH>;s/\nuts//g;print +;

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Re^2: (OT) Fighting spam
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Nov 17, 2003 at 19:03 UTC
    Yep. That's the essence of the winning-without-fighting approach I mentioned. If you frequently had a couple of addresses to whitelist, instead of only very occasionally, you'd sort the probable-spam folder (which I called greybox) by spam score, and then you'd have exactly that approach.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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