Re: why not doing a test that checks "name"-<email address>
At 13:58 17-08-2007, Chris St. Pierre wrote:[color=blue]
>That's an interesting idea, but it
>a) is probably going to be quite resource-intensive;[/color]
>c) requires competent fuzzy matching so that, when a user sends mail
>to "Chris St. Pierre <firstname.lastname@example.org>", it doesn't flag it
>as spam because my "real name" is Christopher;[/color]
That's the main problem. There are also misspellings which are
difficult to catch.
>d) is prone to FPs, since its the clients who add that name, and it
>could be literally _anything_ ("chris", "some guy", "", etc.) without
>being spam; and[/color]
It could be used for negative scoring when the client hits reply to
answer your message. That would also let some spam through though as
some use the real name.