[kde-linux] Spam filtering and replying

Sylviane et Perry White spwhite at freesurf.ch
Fri Mar 9 19:02:40 UTC 2007

On Thursday 08 March 2007 18:40, Mark Ness wrote:
> Just curious about that spam that got through. My spam filter didn't
> catch it (and I would not have expected it to since it came through
> kde-linux list), but I also did not mark it as spam because I though
> thunderbird might start marking all kde-linux mail as spam.
My question would be: what prevents me or you from spamming the list?

I don't belive the proper way to fight spamming is with spam filters, sounds 
like asking everyone to carry a gun to fight street insecurity. If someone 
can provide informations on other ways to fight it I will be interrested to 
know. Who really has any incentive to fight spam, it is a market after all?

As an example there is barely a month where paedophilia on the internet 
doesn't make some headlines, and it appears they are even able catch people 
just for downloading that material. So why is'nt it possible to purchase 
spammers the same way? I haven't met  paedophilia on the net yet (not 
searching for it)  but have received many thousands of spams.

(Out of topic)
In my paranoia I sometime think that paedophilia is a more politically correct 
way to introduce notions like "security" on the net than spam, phishing, 
troyans and so on...an excuse to filter on the content, not as you decided 
for yourself but as someone else decided.
Mass media (like news papers and TV) are already mostly owned by the very same 
people that decide of your fate. Internet, although full of junk, is the only 
free(speech) medium we have left and I am deeply concerned it may disseapear 
If Vista takes hold Linux won't remain unscattered, Vista claims to protect 
DMR but I can do so much more.
see:		http://badvista.fsf.org/
Was Vista part of a deal between M$ and the neocons? Well, I must be paranoid.

Greetings		Perry

BOFH excuse #159: Stubborn processes

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