"These articles about spammers are very helpful in understanding how to stop spam. For example, complaining to the ISPs that spammers use does seem to inconvenience them.
And best of all, so does filtering. In one article below, a spammer complains that filters have increased his costs 1,000-fold. That's exactly what we want to hear. New laws and policies may stop spam. Making it unprofitable certainly will."
Better Bayesian Filtering
Filters that Fight Back
Will Filters Kill Spam?
Filters vs. Blacklists
(Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and programming language designer)
[Edited entry from 10/28/2005]
See all Topics