Hope none of you use AOL - and Gmail, hotmail, Yahoo, etc.

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 11:25:48 MST 2006


Then I misunderstood, sorry about that, I work graves this is WAY too
early in the morning for me.

On 2/3/06, Matthew Walker <matt at thebraingarden.com> wrote:
> On Friday 03 February 2006 11:15, Steve wrote:
> > Like all DRM schemes it'll be hacked in short order, Spam will still
> > get through only now legitimate mail won't.
> > US Congress Critters will have an investigation, one company or
> > another will decide that it's a flawed idea and advertise on the
> > strength that "Hey you get all yer mail, if we think it's spam it goes
> > into a folder marked that way but at least it got through"
> > That company will be the next gmail or hotmail (may even be one of them)
>
> Except that it already works that way. This pay service won't block delivery
> of non-paying items. They're just much more likely to end up in the junk
> folder. Problem is, NO ONE looks in that folder. If your company's email ends
> up there, it might as well have never arrived.
>
> After recently building a new mailserver, I've decided that until spammers
> invest more in real mail server hardware, the number 1 best solution to spam
> is greylisting. It has stopped 95%+ of all the email that has tried to reach
> the new server, and I haven't had a single report of a legitimate message
> getting bounced.
>
> Combined with sensible RBL usage, a good virus scanner, and spamassassin set
> with conservative limits (everything scored under 15 is delivered), I've seen
> a HUGE reduction in spam reaching my users.
>
> Yes, some still gets through, but most of that is semi-legitimate. Greylisting
> stops all the virii that do bulk spamming, it stops the boilerplate spam
> software that doesn't queue delivery.
>
> --
> Matthew Walker
> The Brain Garden, Inc
> matt at thebraingarden.com
> Work: (801) 655-1075
> Home: (801) 491-2079
> Cell: (801) 310-2540 (Emergencies Only)
> Page: (801) 283-9887 (Emergencies Only)
>
> Random Quote:
> "`Incidentally,' he said, `what does teleport mean?'
> Another moment passed.
> Slowly, the others turned to face him.
> `Probably the wrong moment to ask,' said Arthur, `It's just
> I remember you use the word a short while ago and I only
> bring it up because...'
> `Where,' said Ford quietly, `does it say teleport?'
> `Well, just over here in fact,' said Arthur, pointing at a
> dark control box in the rear of the cabin, `Just under the
> word "emergency", above the word "system" and beside the
> sign saying "out of order".'"
>
> - Arthur finding an escape route from a certain death
> situation.
>
>
>
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