Reverse E-Mail Blockage.....

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Sun Dec 29 20:57:04 UTC 2013

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 01:41:40AM +1030, Tim wrote:
> Tim:
> >> I've always considered having to check your spam for false positives to
> >> make having anti-spam filtering a waste of time.
> Heinz Diehl:
> > It depends. I've been receiving about 30 spam emails daily, on
> > average. A quick look into my spam-folder is enough to check if any
> > serious email accidently got classified as spam.
> > 
> > I'm using a combination of procmail and CRM-114, by the way..
> But you don't trust it enough, not to check...
> If I had to check up on it, I don't consider it trustworthy.

You don't entertain the possibility that not all spam filters are 100%
correct or that no software is 100% reliable, given the fact that it's
all developed by humans, none of whom are 100% infallible?

> And,
> probably more to the point, it's an extreme annoyance when you email
> someone, and their crappy anti-spam software falsely classifies your
> email as spam.  Eventually you give up trying to get a reply from them,
> and have to phone them for a response.

Did it ever cross your mind that the software might not be so crappy,
but that the user might not know how to write filters correctly?

I really get tired of people blaming the software, and yes, there is
some really crappy software out there but a program that has been in
widespread use for a long time has almost all the bugs fixed and ain't
all that crappy.

Bob Holtzman
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