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Re: General Resolution draft against spam.

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <shalehperry@attbi.com> writes:

> On Thursday 17 October 2002 12:19, Jérôme Marant wrote:
>> Joerg Jaspert <joerg+Mailinglisten.Debian.Vote@german.ath.cx> writes:
>> > Sven Luther <luther@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr> writes:
>> >> Well, manoj, the only problem is that when you filter spam, you do it
>> >> after having paid for the download of the spam over a possibly slow and
>> >> expensive modem connection.
>> >
>> > Most of the times you use pop3 then. For that there are many tools
>> > deleting spam before you download it (like mailfilter).
>> If such a tool is really efficent, then I'm OK.
> What they do is ask the pop server for just the headers of the email via 
> pop3's top command.  Then it tries to remove the spam.  In the end the data 
> still gets transferred it just never makes it onto a harddrive.

Ah :| So this is still not what we want.

Jérôme Marant


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