Re: [OT] Yahoo's Antispam proposal
Incoming from Tom Allison:
> It's articles like this one that leave me in doubt. They did get
> repealed shortly after, but the fact that they made enough progress to
> block spamcop is something.
Re-read the article. All they won was a temporary injunction which
Spamcop didn't contest, and which expired yesterday when they were to
go in front of a judge. Hopefully the judge was unamused and they're
now facing punitive damages, or they will be.
If you're running Windows, I can well imagine that spam is becoming a
real problem, along with all the other stupid things (malware) that
Windows users have to put up with. I don't know how they do it.
We don't have to have that problem. We have spamassassin and
procmail. Spam is only a problem for ISPs who have to receive it or
reject it, and Windows users who have few to no effective means to
protect themselves from it. Mine is trapped (by procmail +
spamassassin) at my ISP's shell account and deleted there unseen.
Even at %65 (according to Economist/Brightmail) of overall traffic,
spam is still very manageable with the right software. Too bad if you
still insist on using Windows though. Your only option there is
finding a smarter provider.
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.