[SpamCop-List] Re: spamcop efficiency ????
tdy at blackhole.invalid
Tue Oct 19 14:16:15 EDT 2004
In article <cl2pgq$7ks$1 at news.spamcop.net>, Berny says...
> Any other technique fails since there is a substantial
> risk of false positives in spam detection and the mail being consequently
> dumped silently without proper sender notification. I believe that's what
> Hotmail and Yahoo do already.
Actually, neither does that at all; not that I can see. The basic Hotmail
and Yahoo! mail accounts accept all email for delivery until the user sets
up the spam filters.
Hotmail has an "Exclusive" setting, which dumps all incoming email from
senders not in the user's address book into the "Bulk Mail" folder. Another
option, "Immediate Delete" will keep the folder clear; all email is deleted
without notice. But the important point is that the user has to set it up.
Yahoo! has their SpamGuard. Unless the user configures the account to make
use of SpamGuar, all email is delivered to the Inbox. With SpamGuard
configured, email identified as "Bulk" is moved to the "Bulk" folder. There
is an option to set SpamGuard to immediately delete messages in the "Bulk"
folder. Again, that is set by the user.
In neither of the cases that I have described is the default setting going
to silently dispose of email. In each case, though, the user can set the
mail service to silently dispose of email. That is a dangerous approach; I
have seen false positives, especially in my Yahoo! account.
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