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Nothing worse than a stupid UCE/SPAMer.

I'll open that one there. Yeah, that one.

     
6:27 am on Mar 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What is it about UCE/SPAMers that makes them think we are stupid?

What do they expect a normal, intelligent person to do?

Sure, the UCE/SPAM filters probably work.

Internet Valuable Pharmcy Brownie might work for those whose English is somewhat lacking, but I don't think anyone who does have a reasonable command of the English Language is going to open them.

Or, do they 'trust' their filters more than their eyes?

I get these everyday and it baffles me as to whom they expect is going to open them.

Maybe some day an enterprising individual will devise some techie gizmo which will filter the non-sensical crap out and leave me with no UCE/SPAM to delete.

12:30 pm on Mar 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I get these everyday and it baffles me as to whom they expect is going to open them.
I see it happen every single day. I've just given up trying to educate, and observe with dismay.
8:59 pm on Mar 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Devil's advocate...

They wouldn't be sending if they weren't making money. Sure most people trash them but the numbers make them money.

Take care,

Brian

9:54 pm on Mar 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They wouldn't be sending if they weren't making money. Sure most people trash them but the numbers make them money.

no doubt. i look over my junk mail and can't believe what i read. and then i realize that it has to be working somewhere...

10:23 pm on Mar 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's got to be working... they've got to be making money...

...and that's what makes spam truly depressing, instead of merely irritating.

11:55 pm on Mar 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If they force the anti-spam nets to keep getting bigger and more sensitive, more non-spam will get caught in it. The spam filters become less effective, and used less.
8:01 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If they force the anti-spam nets to keep getting bigger and more sensitive, more non-spam will get caught in it. The spam filters become less effective, and used less.

You would think. However I do this every day, admin an anti spam solution global for 20K users, not send spam (among other things).

We look at the quarantines and the scoring of all pieces of an e-mail. We then adjust our custom rules to become more effective while keeping in mind false positives. We train users that if it is an e-mail newsletter to add it to their black list instead of requesting us to add it to our global black list (one persons spam is not anothers perception of spam). We just received an update that looks at pattern recognition technology, it is really cool. It tightened the screws down with no reported false positives. It just keeps getting better.

Between AV admin, SPAM admin, AdWare/SpyWare/BHO admin it keeps me VERY employeed ;). Yet it keeps getting more and more managable.

Take care,

Brian