sm at resistor.net
Wed May 21 07:28:03 SAST 2008
At 15:38 20-05-2008, Graham Beneke wrote:
>To the contrary. While the exact definition of what is spam is
>difficult and has been the source of major debate on many forums -
>there is no way that we can be dealing with a problem that we have
>not in fact defined.
The conventional wisdom has been to side step the question of coming
up with technical definition.
>It is important to note that one mail may be spam to one person and
>legitimate mail to another. This makes filtering spam more
>complicated but broadly covers the needs in terms
Right, which is why we usually avoid getting into a definition.
>The harsh reality is that if IP's are being blacklisted then there
>is spam originating from those IP's that is not being effectively
>controlled and someone has to be taking responsibility for that. It
>ultimately rests in the network operators hands to manage their
>network and disconnect any users or systems that are abusing their resources.
That's not always true. Collateral damage has been used as a tool to
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