Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 19:41:34 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: sugar and spice
Natalie, can you elaborate? On spammers and spam-filters?
Spam is junk mail sent to multiple lists. A spammer is one who sends
such mail. The latest version of listserv has a filter that catches most
spam and bounces it to the listowner, who can forward it on to the list
if it turns out to be a legitimate posting. I'm not sure exactly how
the filter works (exactly what it looks for as an indicator of likely
spamming -- ain't morphology great), but it seems to work quite well.
So far I haven't seen the spam-filter catch anything but real spam.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)