annoying clearnet spam filter

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by updown, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. updown

    updown Guest

    I only just discovered today that my clearnet mail account is going through
    a clearnet spam filter, I thought this was an additional service which you
    paid for but it turns out you get it for free whether you want it or not and
    I definitely do not want it and there appears to be no way to disable this
    thing which is damn annoying, I would just shift to another isp but these
    days it is getting difficult to find a decent isp, I have changed plenty of
    times in the last few years and all the isp's have been crap either right
    away or later on when they don't keep up with their expanding customer base,
    I remember the good old days before every man and his dog got on the
    internet.
     
    updown, Nov 23, 2004
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  2. In article <41a3a656$>, "updown" <flying@around> wrote:

    > I only just discovered today that my clearnet mail account is going through
    > a clearnet spam filter, I thought this was an additional service which you
    > paid for but it turns out you get it for free whether you want it or not and
    > I definitely do not want it and there appears to be no way to disable this
    > thing which is damn annoying, I would just shift to another isp but these
    > days it is getting difficult to find a decent isp, I have changed plenty of
    > times in the last few years and all the isp's have been crap either right
    > away or later on when they don't keep up with their expanding customer base,
    > I remember the good old days before every man and his dog got on the
    > internet.


    Paradise.net and clear.net customers can turn off spam and/or
    virus protection should they want to.

    For clear.net, simply login at:

    <http://selfservice.clear.net.nz/>

    Go to manage users. Click on user and turn off virus and or spam.

    --
    Michael Newbery IP Architect TelstraClear
    I do not wish to receive commercial email.
     
    Michael Newbery, Nov 23, 2004
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  3. updown

    Keith Guest

    "updown" <flying@around> wrote:
    >I only just discovered today that my clearnet mail account is going through
    >a clearnet spam filter, I thought this was an additional service which you
    >paid for but it turns out you get it for free whether you want it or not and
    >I definitely do not want it and there appears to be no way to disable this
    >thing which is damn annoying,


    You can turn off either the spam or virus filtering or both. See:
    http://www.clear.net.nz/services/spamvirus/faq/

    But I'm curious as to why you would want to. I kept a careful eye on
    the spam for the first 2-3 months of the service and I didn't get a
    single false positive. Spam is automatically deleted after seven days
    so quota management isn't a problem either.
     
    Keith, Nov 23, 2004
    #3
  4. updown

    updown Guest

    "Michael Newbery" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <41a3a656$>, "updown" <flying@around> wrote:
    >
    > > I only just discovered today that my clearnet mail account is going

    through
    > > a clearnet spam filter, I thought this was an additional service which

    you
    > > paid for but it turns out you get it for free whether you want it or not

    and
    > > I definitely do not want it and there appears to be no way to disable

    this
    > > thing which is damn annoying, I would just shift to another isp but

    these
    > > days it is getting difficult to find a decent isp, I have changed plenty

    of
    > > times in the last few years and all the isp's have been crap either

    right
    > > away or later on when they don't keep up with their expanding customer

    base,
    > > I remember the good old days before every man and his dog got on the
    > > internet.

    >
    > Paradise.net and clear.net customers can turn off spam and/or
    > virus protection should they want to.
    >
    > For clear.net, simply login at:
    >
    > <http://selfservice.clear.net.nz/>
    >
    > Go to manage users. Click on user and turn off virus and or spam.
    >
    > --
    > Michael Newbery IP Architect TelstraClear
    > I do not wish to receive commercial email.


    Thanks a lot for that advise.
     
    updown, Nov 23, 2004
    #4
  5. updown

    updown Guest

    "Keith" <> wrote in message
    news:41a3b57c$...
    >
    > "updown" <flying@around> wrote:
    > >I only just discovered today that my clearnet mail account is going

    through
    > >a clearnet spam filter, I thought this was an additional service which

    you
    > >paid for but it turns out you get it for free whether you want it or not

    and
    > >I definitely do not want it and there appears to be no way to disable

    this
    > >thing which is damn annoying,

    >
    > You can turn off either the spam or virus filtering or both. See:
    > http://www.clear.net.nz/services/spamvirus/faq/
    >
    > But I'm curious as to why you would want to. I kept a careful eye on
    > the spam for the first 2-3 months of the service and I didn't get a
    > single false positive. Spam is automatically deleted after seven days
    > so quota management isn't a problem either.


    Thanks. Because spam is not a problem for me(i.e I basically don't get any)
    and I don't want to risk valid email going into the spam folder since I do
    not use webmail and so it would be a hassle for me to keep an eye on the
    spam folder, I looked at webmail today because of a problem I was having
    with receiving an email with an attachment.
     
    updown, Nov 23, 2004
    #5
  6. In article <41a3a656$> in nz.comp on Wed, 24 Nov 2004
    10:06:40 +1300, updown <flying@around> says...
    > I only just discovered today that my clearnet mail account is going through
    > a clearnet spam filter, I thought this was an additional service which you
    > paid for but it turns out you get it for free whether you want it or not and
    > I definitely do not want it and there appears to be no way to disable this
    > thing which is damn annoying, I would just shift to another isp but these
    > days it is getting difficult to find a decent isp, I have changed plenty of
    > times in the last few years and all the isp's have been crap either right
    > away or later on when they don't keep up with their expanding customer base,
    > I remember the good old days before every man and his dog got on the
    > internet.


    Paradise also force spam filtering.

    The biggest problem I have with Paradise filtering is the spams are
    flicked into a mailbox that you can't see unless you log into the
    Paradise website. Why the hell they could not just send me a message
    about the spam I don't know.
     
    Patrick Dunford, Nov 24, 2004
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