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  The Fight Against Spam, Part 3
Subject:   apple's stupid logic and bouncing
Date:   2004-05-26 13:47:33
From:   mrbs
I really liked Part 2... but I think this one fell short. One really important thing to note is that they made a really annoying choice in mail.app for panther... the junk mail filtering acts like an invisible rule at the end of your list (in jaguar it was a visible rule that you could place wherever you wanted), so if you file your messages (using the 'stop applying rules') the junk filter won't do anything at all.


You need to make your own rule and put it in the front (or in the middle, depending on how you're doing something) and say If Junk; if sender is not in my address book; if sender is not in my previous recipients THEN move to Junk.


Also, bouncing spam doesn't help anything. It might help get you off a legitimate mailing list, or a really really rudimentary spam list, but more than 99% of all spam has forged headers. You're going to be bouncing the message to some poor schlub, or often times you're flooding the inboxes of anti-spam organizations. You're doubling the effect your spam has on the network and passing on the annoyance to someone else. Just don't do it.


~BS


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