The Grumpy Editor's guide to bayesian spam filters
Posted Feb 23, 2006 12:47 UTC (Thu) by shane
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It's only a matter of time until spammers learn to retry three
Sure, but until then you drop 90% of spam without having to filter.
Even if spammers do start to retry 3 times, they can be quickly
unless the sender keeps state about the sessions, and retries only after a
retry message from the server. For a spammer this means increased
memory/disk useage, and more
Plus compromised hosts (which send a lot of spam) tend to get discovered,
and taken off-line. If this happens before the re-send the mail never gets
In theory there is no difference between theory in practice. But in
practice, there is.
- Jan L. A. van de
The bottom line is that today, it works great.
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