- interesting, and yet a LOT of the truly disgusting (explicit porn) spam I
continue to get (despite blacklisting it with MailWasher) comes from: yahoo
& earthlink. It's now starting to come from telus/telusplanet as well (or
is spoofing those domain names).
Judith Rempel, Webster
note new personal e-mail address: judith@...
> -----Original Message-----<snip>
> From: owner-compsigtips@...
> [mailto:owner-compsigtips@...]On Behalf Of Bill Mumford
> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 12:26 PM
> To: compsigtips@...; Doug Hay
> Subject: Re: Spam
> Those who don't get Eastman's newsletter may be interested in the
> - Spam Filters Delete This and Other Newsletters
> of the time without telling its customers. NetZero, CompuServe, and AOLhttp://www.afhs.ab.ca
> delete almost as many permission-based bulk mail messages. AOL deletes 25%
> of the e-mail, CompuServe deletes 31% and NetZero deletes 34%. Here is the
> full list:
> Mail.com 38 %
> NetZero 34 %
> Compuserve 31 %
> AOL 25 %
> SBC Global 12 %
> USA.net 10%
> MSN 10 %
> Hotmail 8%
> AT&T Worldnet 8 %
> Earthlink 7%
> BellSouth 7 %
> Yahoo! 4%
> In other words, only 75% of this and similar newsletters get delivered to
> AOL subscribers, and only 62% of the newsletters make it to Mail.com
> subscribers. The rest get trashed before the addressees ever see them. The
> study was conducted earlier this year. With the recent virus attacks and
> subsequent increase in installed mail filters, I am sure that a study
> conducted this week would show significantly worse numbers.
- To add to the discussion, I would like to suggest Mailsword. It wouldn't
be convenient if you expect to get mail from new sources a lot, but for
regular purposes it seems to be completely effective.
It depends on creating a "whitelist" of acceptable senders. You can
automatically add your total address book to the "whitelist" and add others
Mail received from an acceptable sender comes through immediately.
Mailsword creates a message to any other sender asking them to type in a 4
number code, without you being aware of it. Spam mailers are mostly
automatic and cannot reply to such a request. Legitimate senders who reply
to the code will have their message opened in your email. This latter can
take a day or longer if the sender does not respond quickly.
You can download it free.
For me it has worked 100% for the last few weeks. Some people have a
concern about the message to type in a code to have their message go
through. So you may lose a few messages this way
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