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RE: AOL scomp

  • From: Drew Weaver
  • Date: Thu Feb 24 13:59:07 2005

Postini is my friend :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
chuck goolsbee
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 1:19 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: AOL scomp

>It's too bad that about 1/3 of the reported mails are valid opt-in

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.



There's only so much stupidity you can compensate for;
there comes a point where you compensate for so much
stupidity that it starts to cause problems for the
people who actually think in a normal way.

-Bill, digital.forest tech support