Just stumbled across this: A New Blue Frog?!
Not sure if you followed the Blue Frog situation. Another perfect fit for thinking: “In a world gone mad..”
Anyway, I hope these guys succeed with the P2P approach. But I can already see some dark clouds moving over the participants. I wonder when the first ppl start dying.. Think about it. It’s all about money. And we “humans” tend to kill for lesser reasons.
Oops. Not trying to sound too dark and/or dramatic here. But..
I wonder if such a system could be tampered with by the spammers. And turned against the users. Just a thought..
Maybe more interesting than this another-pointless-rant™ that I just produced, is this:
I use a simple combination of ProcMail, BogoFilter and SpamAssassin in combination with Exim and an IMAP server to automagically create whitelists and update the bogo-wordlists from each user’s SPAM folder. I tell my users (which basically is my lady friend and I :) to move any spam that should slip through into the inbox over into the SPAM folder. We also have to check the SPAM folder from time to time to move out all new ‘contacts’.
Our ISP filters about 99% of the SPAM already. But I still receive about 20 SPAM mails daily. But they all end up in the SPAM folder before I see them.
Also interesting: I moved to a new ISP about half a year ago. And I have the feeling that the previous ISP did a better job concerning spam. Maybe one SPAM email per day. If at all. Without me having an own anti-spam setup. Must be a coincidence that the old ISP was more expensive, too :) However, the amount of traffic and the content of our web-sites changed. So it’s hard to tell if there aren’t other factors contributing to the spamicity of my email accounts.
My personal anti-spam setup, however, seems to cope especially well with these funny spam mails that embed images or use fancy HTML to spell something like L E V / T R A.. whatever that is.. :) And it’s funny that spammers think they can fool an anti-spam system by adding some ‘intelligent text’ to an email. As if I would receive such emails at all.. Easy job for bogofilter.. :)
In a world gone mad..