Filtering was: Re: Can I get a word in edgewise here, puhlease?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Jul 29 01:58:24 UTC 2008

g wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
> <snip>
>> Adding to work load.  And I don't use tbird filters.
> they can come in handy tho for what gets thru spam filtering.

I am well aware of tbird and its filtering.  I have other methods that I 
prefer to use.

>> *All* of my spam filtering is handled by automated processes.  So, "to 
>> me" the need to manually add filters *is* more trouble.  You can't 
>> dispute how I feel.
> no dispute. but manual filtering does come in handy. especially when
> it comes to cleaning up a tech list.

As I said, I do use another manual method.  I just don't appreciate having 
to invoke it when it is avoidable.

>> sb stands for "Shit for Brains"?
> lol. actually, i was using it for 'soap box'. but i guess your 
> interpretation could apply. [now i am going to catch it]
>> They should not be placed in the position in the first place, IMHO.
> again, 100%. but it is a fact of a tech support list that there will
> be posters with nothing better to do than load down a list.
> if they want to bash heads, it would be more effective/affective if
> they would do it in a 'chat' some where. then they could interrupt
> each other and make it more to their level.
>> I have seen people using procmail filtering and weights and malformed 
>> rules getting mail discarded when they did not intend it to be so.
> all a part of a learning curve that has to be dealt with. and a reason
> that i do all my additional filtering with tbird.
> with tbird, i set up filtering for tech list and non tech list, friends
> and relatives, all by sender address. then i filter for html, which is
> used by majority of spammers. what is left goes to 'occupant' which i
> will check for time to time and usually 'delete all'.
> it is not a perfect world, but best around so far.

It is good that tbird filters work for you.

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