[SpamCop-List] Re: "Replica classic watches" spam.
g.hyde at bigpond.net.au
Wed Feb 15 13:04:29 EST 2006
"Mike Easter" <MikeE at ster.invalid> wrote in message
news:dsu1ku$750$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> A real spamfilter is quite sophisticated thorough and accurate and
> efficient. OE's rules are quite incompetent, just like reading
Okay, so now you're saying that a rule I configure myself, based on known
spam parameters is "incompetent" - something that a computer is technically
incapable of. Either it filters based on what it has been told to or it
doesn't. You're also saying that a spamfilter can be more effective than a
human scanning the spam can be. I don't quite get that part.
> Also, reading spamsubjects is the first step toward opening a spam to
> either find out what it is or out of human curiosity. That is generally
> an unhealthy activity. The average spam recipient should *not* be
> reading spamsubjects and/or opening spams or reading spams. Spamreading
> is only for more advanced spamfighters and advanced spam reporters, not
> the curious.
What you're talking about is a matter of preference, not a matter of
"should" or "should not" - if a person is used to reading spam in a
particular manner they're going to act accordingly on it, no matter what you
or the rest of the universe *thinks* they should do.
What I'd like to be able to do is take things to the next level. IE how can
this person or organization (be they spamgang or unknown entity) be
persuaded to stop sending me this spam? If you're willing to answer that,
fine, if not kindly do not spew at me with loads of advanced-level tripe.
Lastly, when you're replying, please think of things from my POV - IE an
end-user who would quite willingly do whatever it takes to get rid of this
spam in his inbox, never mind the reporting of it, I doubt these spamgangs
would be that much influenced by a few spam reports about their spam email
If I could, I'd gladly take spam which is coming from known spamsources and
forward it on via OE with spam rules. But I find it more fun to check the
spam for content and to manually copy/paste it's source into SC.
At the moment, I don't really find it necessary or desirable to fork over
expensive $$$ for a piece of software which might work on my system as
designed, or might trash my emails.
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