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[REBOL] Re: I've had it with email.

From: chris:starforge:demon at: 29-Jul-2002 9:39

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 [Mon, 29 Jul 2002 01:33:49 -0500] Message from Louis A. Turk:
> because of the increasing volume and offensiveness of spam. Some spam is > absolutely sick. Spam is becoming a terrible problem for just about > everyone.
I guess I must be lucky - I've had 53 in the last month. I have 6 filter rules that are spam-filters (going off domains, whether the email is sent to me personally, keyword serch on the body text, stuf like that). But then I do tend to avoid using my email address in machine-readable form if possible (doing things like chris-at-starforge-dot-co-dot-uk instead of the real address on my website for example)
> I also have a large number of filters, plus I am forwarding spam to the > senders email provider when possible.
Doesn't make much difference - most are either using open relays (.tw, .cn and .kr mails go straight to my spam folder) or throw-away accounts. And abuse email addresses at a lot of the bit spam havens seem to be redirected to /dev/null
> Anton, I think you once mentioned having a lot of trouble with spam. Did > you ever find a satisfactory solution?
I've found a guaranteed solution: first filter mails from mailing lists to appropriate folders and then bin anything else that doesn't have a valid signature. Put a notice on your website and tell anyone who might be emailing you what will happen to unsigned emails. I've never heard of signed spam! Of course, this tends to make it impossible for PHBs to communicate with you via email.... ....which may or may not be a bad thing.... Chris - -- =[ ]===[ Explorer2260 Lead Designer and Coder. ] =[ Public key: ]===================[ ] =[ Quod nesciunt eos interficiet. ] - -- Kin, n.: An affliction of the blood -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQE9RP9Vtwxr0HXns0wRAnG3AKC5yFZEiIHWONIuYVXHvn+q2XbbvgCfXoAz C7Ki/f1i4KWW8/auPsYkgMU=brpT -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----