On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 20:08, Russ Allbery <email@example.com> wrote:
> Jim Popovitch <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 19:31, Stephen Gran <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> No, Russ implied that reality occasionally intrudes on fantasies of
>>> spam-free inboxes.
>> Russ stated:
>> It's unlikely to get substantially better than it is (I believe
>> we're already rejecting something like 95% of the incoming mail), so
>> if it's still not good enough for you, you should probably consider
>> I beleive that 99% is achieveable, and I believe his final
>> "unsubscribe" sentence is akin to walking away from the problem.
> Rejecting 99% of the incoming mail would be very bad if 5% of the incoming
> mail were legitimate. I meant exactly what I said: Debian rejects
> something like 95% of the incoming mail to the mailing lists according to
> the latest message from the listmasters. If I'd meant that we reject 95%
> of the *spam*, I would have said that.
Well, there are two ways to read what you originally wrote, and since
the thread discussion was on rejecting spam I took your 95% statement
to mean d.o was blocking 95% of spam. I beleive d.o can (and should)
attempt to block 100% of spam.
You did say the part about "unsubscribe".