I just gotta tell you, SpamAssassin rocks!
For those of you that don’t know what SpamAssassin is, I will give you a short explanation. It’s a program that goes through all the mail you get, and checks if the mail is spam mail or not. The way it does this is to do a series of tests on the mail.
These tests range from looking at what the subject is, to what is actually written in the mail, and doing checks to see if the mail comes from a source known to send spam mail.
Why do I love it so much? Well, when you’re like me and have been on the net for quite a while your e-mail address(es) kinda gets around, and before you know it your inbox gets filled up with all these do you want cheap Viagra? And do you want free porn?
This is stuff that might be interesting to an impotent old fart, but that’s just not me. I get around 200 to 300 spam emails daily, and since SpamAssassin filters all these emails away I don’t waste time. SpamAssassin also uses artificial intelligence, which over time trains itself to become better.
The result for me? It catches almost everything, I now see an average of 2 spam emails per week. It’s perfect, it’s bliss. So where’s the link? Well, there’s a lot of humour surrounding the topic of spam, and here are a lot of examples of why. Everything you didn’t want to have to know about spam.