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LinuxWorld.com: How to reduce spam for your users & everyone else (with Vipul's Razor)

Jan 08, 2002, 19:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Drake)

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"Vipul's Razor is an open source (see resources) project hosted by SourceForge. Razor is a "distributed and constantly updating catalog of spam in propagation." Think of it as a real-time Dewey Decimal System of spam, but it does more than just index spam. It tracks, identifies, and harasses spam, and when it finds spam, it destroys it.

Unlike many open source projects, the installation of Razor was not in any way circuitous. Vipul Ved Prakash even had the audacity to include a well-packaged tarball of required Perl modules along with a global makefile. What is this guy thinking? Does he not know that all of us open source people enjoy being placed on the medieval rack when we install software?"

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