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  • It's only inevitable if we allow it. Big changes will be necessary, but please don't throw your hands up in despair yet. Instead, fight it.

    Changing email addresses and obscuring your address is the equivalent of taking the long way to school to avoid the bully. It might save your ass getting kicked, but it doesn't solve the problem.



  • Plenty of spammers use dictionary attacks. You're thinking like a productively paranoid programmer. The point of spam is not to make sure all of the messages reach their intended destinations. The point of spam is to make sure enough reaches any destination that someone will buy the product.

  • I'm sure you've considered the idea already, but I'm curious why you don't want to use spamassassin. My server is running spamassassin version 2.60 and but oh my goodness, this version kicks butt. I typically get 2-3 spam a day that are false-negatives; versus 350 a day that are caught. (heh, checked that; it's up to 385 a day now). I occasionally check for false-positives and there have only been two in the last two weeks; both caused when I falsely tagged a message as spam in the bayesean filter.



    -DA []