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"S. Ron Oliver" <[log in to unmask]>
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S. Ron Oliver
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 09:54:26 -0700
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At 11:53 AM 3/28/02 -0500, Michael Feldman wrote:

. . .

>Personally, I don't find it burdensome just to delete spam. Yeah,
>it's some extra keystrokes every day, but not beyond my patience

. . .

>So rather than having to remember to read my spam folder regularly,
>I decided it was easier just to let the spam flow into my normal
>in-box, and use my delete key a few times a day.

I tend to agree with Mike, but the operative word here is "few".

If we do nothing about SPAM, we can be sure the volume will continue to

I propose the following approach:

Filter out all but subscribers.

Once a day or so scan the filtered list and when a subscriber has posted
with a new alias, let it go and add to the subscriber (accept from) list.

Collect statistics on the SPAMers, particularly the off taste ones, and
periodically report these.

At first this may present an undue burden on the administrator, but as the
set of legitimate aliases approaches "max", it will only change when one of
us adopts a new alias, which hopefully is not all that often.  By that time
the work load should go down.

Just my two cents worth.


S. Ron Oliver, the U.S. representative for Top Graph'X, developers of high
quality software components, using Ada, including OrbRiver the
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