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[Pan-users] Re: Problems with some replies

From: Jim Henderson
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: Problems with some replies
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 04:19:26 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.132 (Waxed in Black)

On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:29:59 +0000, Duncan wrote:

> Jim Henderson <address@hidden> posted
> address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Mon, 15 Dec 2008
> 18:03:21 +0000:
>> Could be, or it could be that they had a problem with a spammer using
>> pan and blocked it using the postfilter - though usually, the spambots
>> use custom software that helpfully identifies itself as such.
> Well, that he can do original posts and initial followups, just not
> "deep" followups, doesn't seem to jive with the spammer idea too well.
> If it was that I'd think they'd kill posting entirely with pan.
> That's why I'm leaning toward the bayesian thing.  Something that pan is
> hitting more or less as a completely unintended side effect.  Of course,
> if a spammer is using pan and the bayesian filter is keying in on
> that... then a single occurrence might not increase the score enough to
> kill the post, while multiple occurrences do.

Yeah, I'd agree it's probably an unintended side effect - I know my 
thought doesn't jive with normal thought processes, but IME ISP thought 
processes aren't always "normal". ;-)

> BTW, I still have a long post on the thread to go thru and reply to...
> Real life, etc... getting in the way.

I know that feeling.


 Jim Henderson
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