From: Lizard Blizzard
Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 07:54:31 -0800
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> On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 16:57:37 -0800, Lizard Blizzard
>>>Mail Washer. Free download. Do a Google for it. Best damned
>>>anti-spam utility ever. I used it for two weeks and ALL the spam
>>>stopped. Now when a new one shows up, I bounce it back once or twice
>>>and that's all it takes.
>>But how does it work? If it's a filter, it should be a Bayesian filter,
>>or else it will have false positives.
>>I checked their web page and thy do not say that it is a Bayesian
>>filter. I would not recommend this product, no matter that it is freeware.
> It tells bulk automailers that the address is invalid so they
> automatically remove the address. It works best on bulk spam. I used
> it, it worked, who cares what method was used.. Proof is in the
> doing. I no longer get bulk spam from automailers.
I'm not sure what you mean by bulk spam & automailers. By definition,
spam is UBE, bulk email. And obviously it is not sent manually, it is
all done automatically by a mailing program.
Most spammers do not accept any replies (they send their spam thru a
relay), so I cannot see how the program would work on email already in
the inbox. If it rejected email at the server, then I could see why,
but I don't think it does that. But if the mail was rejected at the
server, the unfortunate relay has to deal with it, not the spammer. He
never sees the bounce, and that is fine with him, since he doesn't have
to deal with it. I have bounced email for 5 or 6 years on one of my
addresses, and the spammers still send 3 or 4 spams a week to this
address. So from experience I can attest to the fact that most spammers
don't remove addresses from their lists.
>>>On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 13:18:22 -0800, Lizard Blizzard
----------------(from OED Mini-Dictionary)-----------------
PUNCTUATION - Apostrophe
Incorrect uses: (i) the apostrophe must not be used with a plural
where there is no possessive sense, as in ~tea's are served here~;
(ii) there is no such word as ~her's, our's, their's, your's~.
Confusions: it's = it is or it has (not 'belonging to it'); correct
uses are ~it's here~ (= it is here); ~it's gone~ (= it has gone);
but ~the dog wagged its tail~ (no apostrophe).
----------------(For the Apostrophe challenged)----------------
From a fully deputized officer of the Apostrophe Police!