On Dec 20 2004, John Levine wrote:
Please keep in mind that attempts to create a definition of spam are
specifically excluded from the ASRG's area of interest.
This is intriguing. While it isn't clear that having a specific
definition of spam is actually useful for blocking it, this policy does
have implications on the solution set.
Would it be accurate to say that ASRG is interested in Z-mail
prevention solutions where Z-mail is a label for some set of messages,
and Z-mail can be taken to be spam?
If that's the case, then any solution of interest would also apply to
other labeling problems, e.g. ham-prevention. Furthermore, such a
restriction on the solution set would likely exclude some economic
solutions, as these solutions don't usually make sense for
ham-prevention say, and any solution the ASRG would be interested in
would have to work for Z-mail, whatever Z-mail turns out to be.
What am I missing here?
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