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Re: Fwd: Please confirm your message

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 05:13:42PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 08:56:10AM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 11:49:09PM +0100, Andreas Fuchs wrote:
> > > Thus, my conclusion: These things are evil. Don't use them or somebody
> > > might use them against you, eventually.
> > 
> > This sounds vaguely like religion -- you haven't even taken the time to see
> > how these filters work yet you are decrying them as "evil".
> > 
> > They happen to be the most effective filtering solution at present,
> /dev/null is the most effective filtering solution at present, and these
> days happens to be equivalent to these filters when applied to mail from
> me.
> It's easy to be effective if you don't care about false positives.

Yes, and unless you consider people who either:

1) are too lazy to confirm
2) have a philosophical objection to confirming

false positives, then there are no false positives with confirmation systems.

You're also assuming that the users of such systems don't periodically check
out their pending queue to make sure there isn't any legitimate mail in
there before purging it.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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