Some odd harvesting going on?
chort at smtps.net
Thu Oct 9 14:36:55 UTC 2008
On Oct 9, 2008, at 6:37 AM, Michienne Dixon wrote:
> I too think C-R spam 'prevention' is the lazy-mans approach at
> spam. People can easily create their own whitelists based on their
> maillogs or mailhistory.
> Unfortunately, I feel the majority of the solutions offered cater
> to the
> non-technical. The process of simplifying often results in a product
> that requires the least amount of hands-on from the end-user. Coupled
> with the fact that the average end-user is not interested in
> learning a
> process that takes more then 5 paragraphs to explain and more than 10
> minutes to implement (without some sort of "wizard") and I think we
> a good idea why the layman's approach is so prevalent.
There are many, many other solutions that satisfy these requirements
without massively inconveniencing everyone who tries to send you e-mail.
I can only attribute the persistence of C-R as a method for combating
spam to the fact that a sufficiently small percentage of humans will
believe in *anything*, no matter how ludicrous it is.
Hopefully this provides some motivation to those few who still cling
uselessly to C-R to go out and spend 15 minutes researching advances
in anti-spam technology in the last 5 years. Perhaps they will pull
themselves out of the stone ages and stop irritating everyone.
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