[kde-linux] Spam filtering and replying

Dale dalek at exceedtech.net
Fri Mar 9 18:51:35 UTC 2007

Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> 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?

Actually, a city a little ways off from here tried that. Crime dropped
to almost nothing over nite. Would you want to mug someone that you know
is armed and can legally shoot you dead?
> 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 
> soon.
> 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

I see most of your point but as stupid as it seems, people buy things
off of spam. That is why they send them, it makes them money and they
know it.

Personally, I wish they could catch them and fine them 10 times what
their profits are. That should get their attention for sure. I
especially hate the ones that are phishing. They are thieves for sure.

Spam I guess is the one thing everyone hates but as long as people
respond to it and they make money, we will have it. We just have to
filter it out.


:-) :-) :-)


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