Originally Posted by icithecat
Since my server is Telus, I use Telus detectected spam, Kablouie. This poster will never hit again. Whats the point?
They use randomly generated userids, invalid domains, and random text in the body to fool spam filters. That's where the L.F. Baum comes from.
And that's if they're only slightly serious. Beysian spam filters tend to do a good job (like, say, OS X Mail), but YMMV. Your spam filter is probably pretty darn good, but there's still the possibility of false positives (emails that aren't spam being tagged as spam), and this possibility increases the more spam YOU flag, in as far as you're "widening the net."
Of course, it might not matter much to you. I would just generally flag it as spam and not follow the link, since that minimizes the impact the most.