Re: what exactly is the point of spam filters?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by koorb, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. koorb

    koorb Guest

    On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 10:21:50 +0100, "AntoineD" <>
    wrote:

    >I am using mail washer and yes, it does filter the spam and I can choose to
    >delete it, create a blacklist and bounce the mail back (9 out of 10 times
    >the bounce will fail).
    >So first I check mail washer then OE.
    >Isn't it quicker to just check mail on OE as as usual and simply delete the
    >spam? Usually the header is a good clue if it is spam or not.
    >A spam killer does not stop YOU from getting spam, it just makes you get an
    >extra software, you still have to check your mail, delete etc..... It does
    >not automate anything really. It actually adds an extra step to getting your
    >mail.
    >In the past I have used the spam killer from McAffee... same thing, really.
    >Will these programmes ever stop spam getting into your server to begin with?
    >So far I doubt it...
    >or am I missing the point altogether? Enlightenment welcome.
    >Regards
    >Antoined


    It depends on how many emails you get and what percentage of them is
    spam. I get about 80 emails a day to my USNET and Fourm email address
    and they are usually all spam.
     
    koorb, Jun 28, 2003
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