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Re: Misguided SPAM Filtering techniques
On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 13:12:14 -0700 Owen DeLong <[email protected]> wrote: > > I'm seeing an increasing variety of misguided SPAM blocking > techniques such > that they are starting to become more and more annoying, and, I'm > curious as > to what solutions/work-arounds others have deployed, and, if anyone > has any > ideas on how to get these tactics reduced/stopped? > > Here's the primary hinderance. Here's one that recenly annoyed me. I actually got into an argument over it which was a secondary annoyance - that I lost my temper. There is a service out there, spamarrest.com but there is probably more than one, that you can sign up for and have all your email filtered through. If something comes that is not whitelisted then email is sent back asking you to confirm that it is not spam. I received one of these confirmation requests for a piece of spam that I did not send out. I complained to them that this was not being a good neighbour. While I sympathize with their spam problem I did not appreciate that they turned it into my problem. I deal with my own spam without resorting to making the rest of the net act as my personal filter. This person actually got abusive. He couldn't understand why I would complain about his attempts to reduce spam. I could not make him see that he was just adding to the overall problem. Of course, I fixed the issue for myself by simply blocking spamarrest.com. I have no need to correspond with anyone who thinks that their spam problem needs to be my spam problem. -- D'Arcy J.M. Cain <[email protected]> | Democracy is three wolves http://www.druid.net/darcy/ | and a sheep voting on +1 416 425 1212 (DoD#0082) (eNTP) | what's for dinner.