Filtering was: Re: Can I get a word in edgewise here, puhlease?

g geleem at
Tue Jul 29 01:42:50 UTC 2008

Ed Greshko wrote:
> Adding to work load.  And I don't use tbird filters.

they can come in handy tho for what gets thru spam filtering.

> *All* of my spam filtering is handled by automated processes.  So, "to 
> me" the need to manually add filters *is* more trouble.  You can't 
> dispute how I feel.

no dispute. but manual filtering does come in handy. especially when
it comes to cleaning up a tech list.

> sb stands for "Shit for Brains"?

lol. actually, i was using it for 'soap box'. but i guess your 
interpretation could apply. [now i am going to catch it]

> They should not be placed in the position in the first place, IMHO.

again, 100%. but it is a fact of a tech support list that there will
be posters with nothing better to do than load down a list.

if they want to bash heads, it would be more effective/affective if
they would do it in a 'chat' some where. then they could interrupt
each other and make it more to their level.

> I have seen people using procmail filtering and weights and malformed 
> rules getting mail discarded when they did not intend it to be so.

all a part of a learning curve that has to be dealt with. and a reason
that i do all my additional filtering with tbird.

with tbird, i set up filtering for tech list and non tech list, friends
and relatives, all by sender address. then i filter for html, which is
used by majority of spammers. what is left goes to 'occupant' which i
will check for time to time and usually 'delete all'.

it is not a perfect world, but best around so far.




in a free world without fences, who needs gates.

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