[Nottingham] Tux Games Antispam - Your message is being held

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Dec 10 21:25:43 GMT 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 08:19:49PM +0000, Martin wrote:
> So you still generate your little bit to add to the general spam?

How so? Someone mails me, their mail goes to their mail server which 
attempts to send to my mail server. If I have never had a mail from them 
before then my mail server tells their mail server to resend, after a period 
of time my mail server accepts the resent mail. The end user doesn't see 
that, how is that spam?

> And can you be 100% sure that your spam-traps have not also junked valid
> honest mail?

No. But that doesn't bother me as much as it might bother others. That's a 
decision I've taken and it only affects me, nobody else is put out by this.

> And can you be sure that you are not yourself victim to your own or your
> 'greylisting' overzealous filtering (censorship?)?

Not sure I understand your question.

> I know a certain mail list that very nearly didn't get off the ground
> because a certain ISP's anti-spam junked all the (phishing-like?) invites...

As I said, it's not perfect, and it's just for me and my wifes mail, not 
anyone else. 
> And so the question remains: What is there that solves or at the very
> least removes the present spam/phishing email mess?

As I said, I use a combination of greylisting _and_ spamassasin. I just flat 
our don't see spam or phishing mails.


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