Mailing List Message #6384
From: Steve Linford <>
Subject: Re: Obvious spam address
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 20:16:34 +0100
To: SIMS Discussions <>
>From Daniel Solomons, received 05/07/2000, 6:59 pm +0100 (GMT):
> At 6:23 PM +0100 7/5/00, Steve Linford wrote:
> >Problem is that that's only an obvious spam address to a human, to SIMS
> >that's just ASCII - it doesn't know that "A24kJf32" is any different to
> >"Fred108".
> Not so - Fred108 only has one set of numbers in the name.

Yes but also has only one and would also definately be
spam. You could route usernames that end in numbers to error, but I can't
imagine any algorithm that could treat A24kJf32 as spam without bouncing
real mail.
Some of my customers get mail from lists with long Reply-Tos like

What would be fabulous in SIMS would be to have a user-defined list of
'Stop words' which would cause SIMS to bounce a message, like "S.1618",
"this is not spam", "just press delete", etc. (which could also be used to
bounce emails with Windoze virii by entering "I love You")

  Steve Linford

  Ultradesign Xperimental Network

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