Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 19:41:34 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]