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Re: Anti-spam Working Group

  • From: Ragnar Lonn < >
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 23:22:33 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 20 Jul 1998, James Aldridge wrote:

> With the registration form for ther Edinburgh RIPE meeting in September
> having just been posted and the anti-spam list(s) having been terribly quiet
> since the Stockholm meeting, I thought that it was about time to start some
> discussion so that we might have something done in time for the Edinburgh
> meeting.
> 

Indeed, I had actually forgotten about this list after joining it
fairly recently!  Now that you've reminded me, though, I'll take the
opportunity to ask if anyone on the list would be interested in
testing a new spamfilter for mailservers?  It is still in an early
stage of development so I can't guarantee it's completely free of
interesting, undocumented features... It has been thoroughly
tested in simulation though, having had millions of messages passed
through it, but as I said that is no guarantee.

It's meant to simplify life for mail system admins at ISPs or
medium-to-large size companies that have their own mailservers
by making educated guesses about what might be spam and then ask
an operator if it is before it relays the message(s). It will
never just throw something away. I hope that it will drastically
reduce the time a postmaster spends working with spam issues,
rather than eliminating such work completely (I think that is
impossible) but it hasn't been tested 'live' yet so I don't
know exactly how effective it is.

The program is available for Solaris only, ATM. If anyone
is interested in trying it, send me an email.

Regards,

  /Ragnar, Algonet/Telenordia





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