November 03, 2002

Dr. Dobbs Python-URL! newsletter and Spam Detection

It seems the October 28 Dr. Dobbs Python-URL! (a newsletter about the scripting language Python) is getting marked as spam, according to one netnews posting

I haven't verified this myself, but as a guess, I can conjecture in part why (emphasis added):

Grab an interpreter (it's free), fire up an interactive Python shell, and start playing with the tutorial of your choice (also free). That's the fastest way to get answers to your questions you'll believe. You'll like the answer you discover-unless you're an idiot [wink]." - Tim Peters

I've seen similar examples earlier.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in spam | on November 03, 2002 03:43 PM (Infothought permalink)

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