I upgraded to a new mail server this weekend. My mail is now filtered by SpamAssassin and Vipul's Razor. It works quite well, and my father is very pleased. He use to get something like 50 spam messages a day, now it's more like 5. It seems ironic that I should run into The Confessions of a Former Spammer this morning.
What I've never been able to understand about spammers is how they seem to think that the spam isn't hurting anyone. That's because the ones who are paying for the spam are the users recieving it. They pay their ISP's for the bandwith and servers, and they pay in their free and/or working time for pressing delete for every second message entering their mailbox. That's just wrong.