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]