So I wonder. I’m on some mailing lists which get a fair amount of noise mixed in with the signal. But it’s hard to tell whether a given piece of mail is gonna be signal or noise before I open it. You can’t tell by person — most people say something intelligent at least some of the time. Besides, I really hate categorically killfileing anyone.
I wonder if you couldn’t use spamprobe as an effective mailing list filter?
I wonder if you couldn’t use it as an effective Usenet filter?
Probably more effective than running previous good posts through ovdluhe.c.