In 2002 Paul Graham published a document called “A Plan For Spam”. A Plan for Spam It outlined techniques for using Bayesian filtering on email to separate spam from non-spam.
It’s been extremely successful.
WordPress has a service called Akismet that does Bayesian filtering for blog comments.
For identi.ca, we had a brutal spam problem. We built a spam detection server that did Bayesian filtering on Activity Streams 1.0 objects:
I’d like to update the service for AS2. But I need to find some servers to test with.
Are there any AP servers that enable pluggable filters on S2S incoming activities?
-1 concept NACK
I’m very much against individuals or software spamming mainnet, or releasing code to do so
Expect huge push back on this
Perhaps create a testnet with some experiments would work better
Pleroma: Message Rewrite Facility - Pleroma Documentation.
And here’s a thread were I was musing about cross-platform pluggable filters: Pluggable activity handlers.
Melvin, you realise this is about a tool to filter out spam, and not one to generate spam, right?
Thank you! I’d heard about the Pleroma milters. I’ll give em a try.
If its not generating spam, that’s OK
The repo activityspam was behind a login challenge, so it was unclear from your original post
Suggest renaming it from something like “activityspam” to “activityshield” or “activityguard”, something along those lines
Especially while it’s behind a login challenge, it makes it more clear the intention
Or make it link to a public README