| Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 08:48:48 +0000
| From: Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com>
| On Tue, 07 Nov 2006, Colm Buckley wrote:
| > As a matter of interest, has there been much spam getting through
| > since I altered the rules a couple of weeks ago?
| Very little. [ ... ]
| It's possible that the problem is fixed well enough that it's
| not necessary right now.
| Without adding extra work to you Colm, it would be interesting
| to have a way to monitor this in detail. [ ... ]
| how [ much spam gets ] through would be interesting (though
| phresumably that requires human intervention).
| This was one piece of info which was missing from the debate.
given that no-one who was there seems to remember
precisely what was voted on, I am not surprised the
numbers that were posted to this list in early Oct
(before Colm's recent change) also seem to have been
forgotten. I posted some numbers:
and so did others in that same(?) thread.
I haven't recrunched since Colm's change so have no
update to those values, but a quick eyeballing of the
incoming spam from ILUG since 18-Oct (the day after
Colm's change) is c.15 (less than one a day, albeit
there was a cluster of c.5 in a row early this month).
admittedly, numbers generated on the ILUG server would
be better, but: if you could count forwarded spam on
the server, then surely you would not be forwarding it
in the first place?
however, you should be able to count non-subscriber
posts. such posts need not be spam, and not all spam
need be non-subscriber (but, I'd guess, nominally is).
a count of both subscriber posts, and non-subscriber
posts, both pre- and post-blocking (in both cases),
could be illuminating.
vastly amused people cannot remember what they agreed on,
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