Brent Dax (brentdax) wrote,
Brent Dax

  • Mood:
  • Music:

The tab is there to open the can / The can is there to hold in the spam

Well, I just switched my computer over to use IMAP instead of POP3 for my mail. This means all of my mail folders stay on the server, where I can use them to program my spam filters.

Why is this necessary? Consider the numbers:

Between February 10th at 7:51 pm and February 18th at 11:43 pm, I received 1,707 e-mails. 1,079 of those were spam. 559 were caught by SpamAssassin; 520 weren't caught.

I get a lot of spam.

[edit]If you're too lazy to do the math, I had 628 "ham" (non-spam) messages in that time period. And no, I don't count any old mail as spam--things like old lists don't count.[/edit]

  • Paging madlori (and anyone who knows her)

    An interesting thing just happened on Facebook chat. Lori Summers [2:29:44] Got my message ? Brent Royal-Gordon [2:33:45] I did. Lori Summers…

  • guest post

    kate is the best better than the rest the best the best haikus about kate: kate's my favourite i want to lick her ballsack it would taste so…

  • Practice

    This December, I will have been practicing programming seriously for ten years. That will mark the tenth anniversary of me starting to learn Perl. I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.