Mailing List Message #6392
From: Hal Taylor <>
Subject: Re: (not so) Obvious spam address
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 12:55:29 -0700
To: (SIMS Discussions) <>
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Computers are very good at following explicitly-defined rules, but not great
at exercising "judgement", unfortunately.  The problem here lies in defining
the rules such that they catch spam addresses but allow all possible
legitimate addresses (unless you want to dump suspicious messages into a
trap, and manually comb through it).

Daniel writes:
> At 12:20 PM -0700 7/5/00, Hal Taylor wrote:
>>Writing an algorithm to check the
>>validity of an email address based on the characters it contains is not
> No? Isn't that's what computers are for?
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