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Re: More on spam

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 01:58:31PM -0400, Dave Harding wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 11:37:05AM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > One addition to Karsten's questions/issues: 
> > It has been claimed that one person's spam is another person's ham. To
> > what extent is this actually true? Or is this just obfuscation by the
> > advocates of spam? If we had collections of ham and spam that have
> > been accumulated by different users with different filter set ups, we
> > could look for overlap and disjointness of sets.  Or just run one
> > person's spam thru another person's filter. Lots of opportunities for
> > useful statistical studies.
> I think insofar that spam == unsolicited commercial email; the
> definitions are pretty clear.  
> -Dave

What I think is needed is an 'operational' definition of spam, i.e. one
that be coded into an automaton. Also, swen emmissions are surely not
'commercial', solicited or otherwise.

Paul E Condon           

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