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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]

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sangochan
Feb. 18th, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
x_x and I thought I got a lot of spam...
fledglingoflove
Feb. 19th, 2004 05:24 am (UTC)
Sounds a lot like the amount of spam I get.
00kl4h
Feb. 19th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
holy crap!
how are you so spamalicious?
brentdax
Feb. 21st, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
Re:
I have three well-known e-mail addresses (brent@brentdax.com, brentdax@cpan.org, brentdax1@earthlink.net) and a host of easy-to-guess ones (brent@filespace.org, plus two business-related ones starting with brent@). This leads to much spamfulness.
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