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Re: AOL scomp

  • From: Matt Taber
  • Date: Thu Feb 24 16:20:16 2005

Postini is my friend too.

But the more we can do to get rid of spam on our own, the less we have to pay Postini each month.

What we pay to Postini a year could pay a persons salary!

"If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now, quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers..."
- Homer Simpson

Drew Weaver wrote:
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.