[Mimedefang] HI!! User Problem

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Thu Jul 10 09:55:01 EDT 2003

--On Thursday, July 10, 2003 11:07 +0100 Mitch at 0Bits.COM wrote:

> I don't put spammer addresses in my access.db since (as i stated earlier)
> this is always the wrong thing to do

All generalizations are false.  There are some spam companies
that are well worth putting in access.db by domain name and IP
blocks.  Why waste time analyzing the mail with MD and SA if
you know everything they send is going to be spam.

If we're talking about specific complete addresses, user at host.domain,
then I would agree *mostly* that it's better to generalize the
filter in MD and SA than to use the specific address.  But even
so there are a small percent of cases that keep sending with the
same address over a long period of time-- some of the ones who
insist that what they send is not spam.

But when the message we're all responding to said "filter by
user-name", I thought he might have meant by recipient not by
sender.  It was not clear.

Joseph Brennan          Columbia University in the City of New York
postmaster at columbia.edu                 Academic Technologies Group

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