Monday, 6 November 2006

PC World Offers Dangerous Spam Advice

Meet Steve Bass. Steve blogs at pcworld.com. Watch Steve blog. Blog, Steve, blog. Steve just blogged a bunch of spam filtering resources. Unfortunately, his list is heavy on the challenge/response FUSSP meme. Ooops!

For the record, Choicemail's "unknown-sender registration" and the "bounce" features of MailSnoop and MailWasher are really terrible ideas. (Don't forget that the "sender" of spam is almost always forged.)

I do wish consumer-focused journalists like Steve wouldn't promote these features -- he'll get his readers blacklisted, causing their email not to go through.

Update: Steve has responded. (If you're looking for the debate between me and Jeff Hendrickson, click here to read the latest discussion and follow the link at the end.)

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