Wednesday, May 28, 2003 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Blacklists

Hiawatha Bray:

Blocklists are a powerful alternative to more costly and unreliable “content filtering” software, which scans each incoming message and tries to determine whether it’s spam.

Of course I’m biased, but I think blacklists are less reliable than content filters and fail less gracefully. Most content filters I’ve seen are free or cheap, so I don’t know why he says they’re costly.

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