Re: Spam has finally won

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Who is this, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Who is this

    Who is this Guest

    In article <bg5if9$qu6$>, MarkH <>
    wrote:

    > Who is this <> wrote in news:who-CA928A.18465729072003
    > @news.xtra.co.nz:
    > >
    > > The alternative is if an ISP will set up mail service based on a
    > > whitelist where they bounce all email from people not on the list, that
    > > list should be editable via a secure web page by the customer. this must
    > > surely be easier as maintaining black lists is time consuming and labour
    > > intensive as the spammers just keep faking domains etc to get through
    > > the filters. It is now most likely quicker to filter mail in based on a
    > > customers whitelist than to try the loosing battle of keeping spam out.

    >
    > If this is what you want then why don’t you do it yourself?


    I am filtering, however at work I can not do this for various reasons,
    at home i still have to download it, one day was 3 Mb (I was on a modem
    with a laptop when I got that lot!), 0% of it was wanted.
     
    Who is this, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. "Who is this" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <bg5if9$qu6$>, MarkH <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Who is this <> wrote in news:who-CA928A.18465729072003
    > > @news.xtra.co.nz:
    > > >
    > > > The alternative is if an ISP will set up mail service based on a
    > > > whitelist where they bounce all email from people not on the list,

    that
    > > > list should be editable via a secure web page by the customer. this

    must
    > > > surely be easier as maintaining black lists is time consuming and

    labour
    > > > intensive as the spammers just keep faking domains etc to get through
    > > > the filters. It is now most likely quicker to filter mail in based on

    a
    > > > customers whitelist than to try the loosing battle of keeping spam

    out.
    > >
    > > If this is what you want then why don't you do it yourself?

    >
    > I am filtering, however at work I can not do this for various reasons,
    > at home i still have to download it, one day was 3 Mb (I was on a modem
    > with a laptop when I got that lot!), 0% of it was wanted.


    Which various reasons?

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
    Nicholas Sherlock, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. "Who is this" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <bg6jer$i26$>,
    > "Nicholas Sherlock" <> wrote:
    >
    > > > I am filtering, however at work I can not do this for various reasons,
    > > > at home i still have to download it, one day was 3 Mb (I was on a

    modem
    > > > with a laptop when I got that lot!), 0% of it was wanted.

    > >
    > > Which various reasons?

    >
    > I work at a university that has over 1500 staff and a huge number of
    > students. I would never have to time to create a whitelist for that many
    > people. Never mind about the quirks of the exchange server...


    I didn't mean filtering based on whitelists (Although remember that you can
    whitelist entire domains). I meant filtering based on the content of the
    email and the servers it was sent through. As long as the email server is
    POP3, you could run it through any number of spam proxies.

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
    Nicholas Sherlock, Jul 30, 2003
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  4. Who is this

    Who is this Guest

    In article <bg7tus$htk$>,
    "Nicholas Sherlock" <> wrote:


    > I didn't mean filtering based on whitelists (Although remember that you can
    > whitelist entire domains). I meant filtering based on the content of the
    > email and the servers it was sent through. As long as the email server is
    > POP3, you could run it through any number of spam proxies.


    Hmm, I will check but I suspect our filewall will stop that.
    however the point is that spam needs to be stopped not filtered
     
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