Re: what exactly is the point of spam filters?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by the real TOMMY Tutalidge, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. They are for suckers. I myself spend almost 24 hours a day answering fan mail
    from my fan clubs around the world. You never know what could get deleted by
    mistake and we don't want that to happen. I think everyone should set aside some
    time each day to read their couple of tidbits.

    AntoineD wrote:

    > I am using mail washer and yes, it does filter the spam and I can choose to
    > delete it, create a blacklist and bounce the mail back (9 out of 10 times
    > the bounce will fail).
    > So first I check mail washer then OE.
    > Isn't it quicker to just check mail on OE as as usual and simply delete the
    > spam? Usually the header is a good clue if it is spam or not.
    > A spam killer does not stop YOU from getting spam, it just makes you get an
    > extra software, you still have to check your mail, delete etc..... It does
    > not automate anything really. It actually adds an extra step to getting your
    > mail.
    > In the past I have used the spam killer from McAffee... same thing, really.
    > Will these programmes ever stop spam getting into your server to begin with?
    > So far I doubt it...
    > or am I missing the point altogether? Enlightenment welcome.
    > Regards
    > Antoined
    the real TOMMY Tutalidge, Jun 28, 2003
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