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IronPort & Spam, AVID: The Fix Time

I used to get irritated with spam, but no more. I became accustomed to it, just like I became accustomed to the obligatory but ineffectual security checks at airports. The security checks are a hollow ritual designed to convince the voter that precautions against terrorists are being taken. But, as I indicated in a previous blog, the only effective airport security I've experienced is in Israel. The price you pay is that it takes forever to get through the security check. Spam blocking is not a hollow ritual. However it can be less than perfect. The spam blocker that I use, primarily, is the native Apple mail spam blocker. It does a good job of weeding out most spam but it also ejects valid emails sometimes—the dreaded false positive. So when I'm bored during the day I flit through the junk folder and check. The most irritating quirk that Apple Mail spam blocker has is that it will often classify vendor emails with briefing PowerPoints as junk.

» IT Directors - Robin Bloor - 06-06-2006

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