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I've recently joined the group (will probably listen more than
anything else -- looking forward to learning from you!).
Anyway, what I wish to comment is that PocoMail, my e-mailer, which
has excellent anti-spam features, has likewise blacklisted every mail
coming from this group (in fact, usually from any list that I may
have just joined).
I believe I know the cause PocoMail does this, and will share, just
in case this may cast extra light on the issue discussed below:
I have set up (in PocoMail) a number of words and phrases, rating
them according to the possibility of their being spam. I am sure that
many words from my "censure list" appear in the advertisements that
Yahoo adds to our messsges, and thus PocoMail initially rates the
mails from our list as possible spamming -- that is, until I have
cleared every individual e-mail address. Once this is done, all the
mail comes down normally.
Now, whenever someone whose address I have not cleared yet with
PocoMail writes to the list, most likely that first mail will be
found in PocoMail's "Junk Mailbox." Then I'll clear the address, and
the next message from that list member will be normally filtered into
the mailbox that I have determined.
I am not familiar with the two spam-filtering programs mentioned
below. But I suspect they may well work like PocoMail. If I'm right,
once you clear (==give youir "OK" to) the e-mail address of someone
whose mail you are getting for the first time, such as this mail,
then for the next times the program should have learned that e-mail
coming from that address is not to be considered suspicious.
On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 09:09:35 -0500, Don Passenger wrote:
>I use a program called spampal which has a similiar function. I had
>to whitelist the group to get it in the inbox. I think that what
>happens is that an ip block gets blacklisted because yahoo sends out
>a lot of ads.
>It isn't the group specifically that is blacklisted, but rather the
>domain or ip sending it. If you put spam block software in, be sure
>to check and find the good ones that are filtered and whitelist
>them, including this group.
>I think we should take any further discussion of this to off list
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ian Rastall" <idrastall@...> To: <ntb-
>Clips@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:57 AM
>Subject: [Clip] More about UCE
>>I use a program called MailWasher, which filters out spam before it
>>reaches my inbox. Every time it sees something from this group, it
>>shows that it's on a blacklist at SpamCop. Apparently someone has
>>been complaining to SpamCop about this group.
>>If anyone with some authority on the group wants to go over to
>>SpamCop and write them a letter, that might be good.
>>I have no idea why this group would be considered spam, unless
>>someone gets on, but can't figure out how to get off. How on Earth
>>they can't figure that out, but know how to use SpamCop I have no
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