Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
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Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 11:16:26 -0800
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On Wed, 08 Jan 2003 07:54:31 -0800, Lizard Blizzard
>> 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.
It bounces/deletes/etc from the server, not from my inbox and its
working fine and I've eliminated approx 3 dozen spammers. They're not
even showing up anymore at my server, so from current practical
experience, I'd say it does work.
I really don't know why you're debating tbis anyway. I mean hell, if
someone tells me something works for them I don't tell them no it
>>>>On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 13:18:22 -0800, Lizard Blizzard