A Spam Fighter Is Overzealous but Can Learn


My e-mail address must be on every junk e-mail list on five continents. It appears in every online article ([email protected]), so I'm a gold mine for the automated software robots that spammers use to harvest e-mail addresses from the Web.

Now, most e-mail programs (Outlook, Entourage and so on) have built-in spam filters. Unfortunately, they're no match for the spammers' constantly evolving efforts to disguise their messages as legitimate mail for example, by using idiotic spellings for words like mortgage, Viagra and Cialis. A Spam Fighter Is Overzealous but Can Learn - New York Times

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 31st March 2006 11:40PM