[e2e] We do need anti-spam mechanism for e2e

Jon Crowcroft Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Dec 27 09:04:13 PST 2003

In missive <20031227144842.GA62174 at root.ucsc.edu>, Mark Boolootian typed:

 >>> Judging by the SNR of the past two weeks I think the e2e spam filter's
 >>> rules have been inverted ;)
 >>One of the unfortunate consequences of not taking a more aggressive
 >>approach to limiting spam into the list is that the archives are polluted 
 >>to the point of being nearly useless.

 >>It would seem the spammers have won.

there's a bit of a misunderstanding here - the spammers are mostly
engaged in free market economics - if they kill the market, then they
lose....not us...we never paid for this:-) we got 20 years of internet
for practically nothing

why complain when someone wants to make a buck? what we need to figure
out is how to charge them and us the right amount to distinguish the
activities...(viz slashdot article on the penny black project at



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