On Sun, 25 May 1997 you (era eriksson) wrote:
It didn't catch the Extractor Pro spam but that was the first one
to pass through in a couple of months.
Yes, but a spammer doesn't need Extractor Pro, and is a bit silly
to use it in these circs. The spammer just mails the list as an
individual, and the list does the spamming. Matter of fact, it
strikes me that most of the classic ways of fighting spam won't be
much good when the spam is coming to you by this route.
What I do is I keep a "nobozo" list for people I know to be
subscribers, and treat the rest of the stuff to my spam filter just
like all the other mail.
Great. The problem is that the time you spend administering your
nobozo list will exceed the time it takes to say "Oh, spam", hit a
button and delete it manually (or send it to your SpamTrash
folders). Either that, or you don't spend time administering your
nobozo list, in which case you probably won't be reading this
present thought-provoking missive of mine. :-)