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Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at
Mon May 14 11:41:47 EDT 2001

On Mon, 14 May 2001, Russell Nelson wrote:

> Somehow the term "cover traffic" comes to mind at this point.  :-)

This is off-topic, but unless the message is entirely uniquely worded,
requiring semantic parsing (and some not so primitive AI to be able to
generate it), it still shows up on the radar screen by virtue of it being
spam (i.e. using advanced pattern matchers from bioinformatics on message
body instead of a simple cryptohash, ranking every email message vs.
every email message passing through a given ISP).

However, filtering is clearly the wrong solution. Whether they realize it
or not, spammers apparently press forward towards the end of free email. A
classical tragedy of the commons scenario: they'll ruin the fun for us and
themselves as well.

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