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[REBOL] Re: Cerebrus 1.0.5

From: gchiu:compkarori at: 20-Nov-2002 21:09

On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 16:56:04 +1300 "Andrew Martin" <[Al--Bri--xtra--co--nz]> wrote:
>So far it's working OK. It sometimes doesn't classify >some spam email as >spam email, but I think that's because these emails >haven't been reported to >spam cop or similar.
Hi Andrew, I think what happens is that the black listing DNS services like SpamCop run multiple spamtrap addresses, and when these addresses get mail, they report in to SpamCop who then tallies a score and marks a mail server as being a spam source when it is over a critical threshold. So, it depends upon which lists these spamtrap addresses have been harvested into, and if your email address is not in the same database as theirs, then it could be they don't see the spam you get. Some anti-spam programs allow the users to form a collaborative network where a user reports an instance of spam, and the IP address of the mail server where that spam came from is then notified somehow to all the other users of that particular program. I was thinking that Cerebrus could do the same. Perhaps, a rugby server that accepts submissions from trusted clients ( to prevent the spammers from inputting false data ), and another rubgy server that allows Cerebrus clients to query. I guess it would be faster than doing it as cgi, but I risk my ISP killing my ruby service as it would be a persistent process which is not allowed under TOS. -- Graham Chiu