At least get my name right!

I get spam.  And quite a bit of it.  The count so far today, for instance, is 583.   So I’m on par for getting over 1000 of them today, as is typical.  Filters typically take care of 98% or so, so I only end up seeing 10-20 per day.

A note to spammers: lately you have been calling me Scott.  My name isn’t Scott, so please go back to using my real name – Eric.  When I see “Scott,….” in the subject of one of your spam mails, it makes me about 10x more mad than if you would put “Eric,…”.  Maybe if I weren’t 10 times as mad at you I would consider  your “Software At Low Pr1ce”!

Is there a form I need to fill out to legally change my spam-recipient-name ?






2 responses to “At least get my name right!”

  1. Bob Avatar

    You have probably heard about this, but check out this website on Spambeyes….


  2. Bob Avatar

    The SpamBayes project is working on developing a statistical (commonly, although a little inaccurately, referred to as Bayesian) anti-spam filter, initially based on the work of Paul Graham. The major difference between this and other, similar projects is the emphasis on testing newer approaches to scoring messages. While most anti-spam projects are still working with the original graham algorithm, we found that a number of alternate methods yielded a more useful response. This is documented on the background page.

    SpamBayes is not a single application. The core code is a message classifier, however there are several applications available as part of the SpamBayes project which use the classifier in specific contexts. For the most part, the current crop of applications all operate on the client side of things, however, a number of people have experimented with using SpamBayes on mail servers to classify incoming mail for multiple users. The table below outlines the main applications which are part of the SpamBayes distribution.


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