Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 09:28:57 +0200
From: Norbert Bollow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Are there other sites besides AOL who silently discard mail which
trips their spam filters without any kind of alert to either the
sender or the intended recipient of the message?
I know of at least one smaller site that does that. I have no idea how
many messages I wrote got lost because of that one sys admin. This site
offers free email accounts to users of a particular very active newsgroup.
I would often respond to posts from the newsgroup using the private mail
setting on my newsreader. For a while I used an anti-spam return address.
And off my messages went, into the ether.
(Seems a very dumb policy to me.)
I couldn't agree more.
Of course, I would lose messages that didn't just go off into the ether
either. Because the message telling me that mail didn't go through would
get sent to my anti-spam address. This is one of the reasons I started
posting with my real address only (btw, I don't seem to get more spam this
"There's nothing wrong with me. Maybe there's Cyndi Norman
something wrong with the universe." (ST:TNG) email@example.com
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