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Re: OT: SVN: Mailing Archive: Email's public, open to spammers?

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-07-22 01:24:37 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> If the effort were small, we could try it. But this would probably
> take at least a day of some engineer's time here to get right, time
> that could be spent fixing bugs and improving Subversion, cvs2svn,
> etc.
> FWIW, I use SpamAssassin and SpamProbe (Bayesian filtering) together,
> and the result is that I get almost no spam now, whereas I used to get
> at least 500 a day (peanuts compared with your 10,000, so I imagine
> you must be doing some sort of filtering already!). The stuff at
> http://www.red-bean.com/kfogel/spam-filtering.html
> may or may not be of any help to you; it sure saved me.
> But again, if you don't post your address, no spammer can find it...
> -Karl

Yup, I have all sorts of filtering set up. Spamassassin (which has
Bayesian filtering already built in, no need for something else),
procmail scripts, and a bunch of .qmail files on my ISP to /dev/null
known bad email addresses. Almost all of the spam gets caught, but I
have no idea if any non-spam gets caught - it's simply impossible to check.

My record in the past week is 14,098 messages. A little math brings
that to 9.79 messages per minute in processing if I were running it 24
hours a day, which I don't. I'm at the point right now that most of my
new non-spam messages for the day don't actually arrive in my inbox
until about an hour after I've logged in. I only see it getting worse
in the future.

It would be a nice world to live it that invloved no overhead, and one
could just code away all day on the thing they like the best.
Unfortunately you have to stop to pay the bills, eat, sleep, pay your
taxes, and sometimes work on things that aren't directly related to that

I'll even volunteer to do it myself if I can.

Brian Mathis
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