Re: What would happen to Challenge/Response if ...
On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 02:21:41AM +1000, Rob Weir wrote:
> Yup. Reason #23131 why CR is a poor solution. I'm quite amazed at how
> well SA and simple checks like my Postfix body regexp work. I still get
> spam, and oodles of it, but it's almost flawlessly classified. I check
> out my spam folders every few days, and I've found perhaps five false
> positive in the past...3 months, more? False negatives are a smallish
> issue, but almost everything that gets through is either too small for
> bayesian to work effectively, or CJK spam that I can't even read.
I'm on a "the perfect is the enemy of the good" kick these days, so I
understand your happiness with what SpamAssassin is doing. But I guess
spam bothers me so deeply that I feel ONE distraction is equivalent to
ONE THOUSAND distractions -- I still have to peform the mental
operations: (1) Check Mail, (2) Scan Mail for distractions, (3) Delete
distractions. (3) is not the primary pain point for me; (2) is.
So I'm on a quest for zero-spam solutions. My current idea is
disposable email addys; if I can go ten days on a list mail or two
months for a friends/family email, I'm okay with that. I track who has
what and send out update notices (or rejoin lists) when I change; note
the date encoded in my addy. I haven't scripted it yet, but I could.