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Re: [SLUG] Some Thoughts Regarding Spam
- To: Rev Simon Rumble <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Some Thoughts Regarding Spam
- From: Matthew Hannigan <mlh@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 13:23:53 +1100
- User-agent: Mutt/126.96.36.199i
On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 12:10:55AM +0000, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Robert Thorsby wrote:
> > I'm sure everybody has noticed the massive upsurge in spam over the
> > last two-three weeks. This increase in volume seems to have begun at
> > about the end of the NSW school holidays, but I think that their ending
> > may be more-or-less coincidental.
> I'm not sure the spam has increased, just it's currently able to get
> through the filters more. It's an arms race and, at this point in time,
> the spammers are winning.
Yep, they'll always be able to get around our spam
filters, because (surely?) they're using our own
tools to test the effectiveness of their spam,
and adjusting their attack.
This arms war is one where the 'enemy' can
see every detail of our defences.
The only upside is that we might get better
quality of spam.
Not much of an upside, to be sure.