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Groklaw has extensive coverage of the case of Jeremy Jaynes, who was set free because the Virginia anti-spam law was found to unconstitutionally restrict free speech.

I'm not sure who to cheer for here...

Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 12:00:00 AM ADT Tags: /tags/spam

Apparently a 90 m2 appartment in Ulaanbaatar goes for USD600 a month. No offence to the residents of Ulaanabaatar, but that seems pretty expensive to me. The things you learn from spam.

Posted Fri 27 Jun 2008 12:00:00 AM ADT Tags: /tags/spam

In the eternal battle against spam, I have recently written an extension to the Wanderlust mail reader to help maintain address whitelists.

It consists of two parts: wl-whitelist.el manages the user interface, and passes whitelisted addresses to the server as fake messages in a special mailbox. This sounds lame, but it allows me to take advantage of the nice offline functionality built in to Wanderlust.

On the server (e.g. in a cron job), I run a python script to extract the addresses so the the rest of my baroque anti-spam system can use them.

Update

  • Now supports blacklisting as well as whitelisting
  • Updated scan-whitelist.py with workaround for python library bug
Posted Thu 11 Oct 2007 08:53:00 AM ADT Tags: /tags/spam