[extropy-chat] spam & spelling?

Brian Atkins brian at posthuman.com
Sun Jul 25 19:52:29 UTC 2004

The main thing I'm thinking of is particular words like viagra that 
spammers know will increase a spam score dramatically. So they either 
omit the word or misspell it in a trillion different ways. I think spell 
checking incoming mail would help put a damper on that particular 
annoying tactic. Similarly you could check for grammar, 
overcapitalization, and other problems that spammers tend to fall into.

It wouldn't rid us of all spam, but at least the ones that get through 
would make for more normal looking email.
Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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