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Are filters the best solution for stopping spam?

YES TO FILTERS, by Paul Graham
There are two senses of stopping spam - stopping it from filling up our in-boxes and stopping spammers from sending it. Of course, if you solve the first problem, you also solve the second. Spammers send spam to make money. If no one sees the spam, they'll be wasting their time sending it and soon will stop.

Written by Jason Catlett and Paul Graham27 Oct. 03 22:00