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Re: AOL scomp

  • From: chuck goolsbee
  • Date: Thu Feb 24 13:27:34 2005

It's too bad that about 1/3 of the reported mails are valid opt-in lists.
The other 1/3rd are actual spam, but legitimately forwarded as the user requested from a personal or business domain to an AOL account. Any server in the path gets tagged as a spam source.

And the remaining third seems to be just plain old normal personal correspondence ... which I find weird.

Ahh well -- this is a nice mechanism that AOL provides, IMO.
Agreed, though maybe they should look at SpamAssasin or Postini. Take their end-users out of the filtering mechanism somehow.



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there comes a point where you compensate for so much
stupidity that it starts to cause problems for the
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