Encryption on Mailing lists sensless?
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Nov 19 18:17:26 CET 2014
> I agree with several other important points you raise, but this one is not a big
> deal. I have a highly customized mail setup. My SpamAssassin downloads rules
> from the internet, but trains its Bayesian filter on only the e-mail I
> personally receive.
I don't mean to sound like I'm dismissing your experience, because --
well -- your experience shouldn't be dismissed. (Nobody's should.) But
I do think you might be overlooking something: you already experience a
significant benefit from the aggressive, God's-eye-view anti-spam
efforts of Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and more. The things they do for
their users have a ripple effect in making your own anti-spam fight a
A couple of months ago Mike Hearn wrote a brilliant treatise on
end-to-end cryptography and anti-spam technologies, with a long
digression on how anti-spam technologies work at Google. It's worth
every second it takes to read.
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