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Over and Out

Blue Security is no longer fighting the war on spam.  Another victory for the spammers.

So I guess I get to join the file and rank of "bend over and grab your ankles" when it comes to spam entering my inbox.  Downloading filters is what to do, right?  Out of sight, out of mind?  Out of mind, then it must not exist?

That's all great and stuff for me and the business I work for, but what about the families, kids and majority of the email population that don't use these filters or greylisting or whatever?  Spam is a massive monster that these people do not need to be exposed to, and unfortunately, they are.

On a side note, it is interesting that the spam in my inbox has increased exponentially.  That didn't take long at all.  I awoke this morning to see 112 spams in my spam folder after reporting a days worth of 55 messages last night.

I liked the method of Blue Security because of the active approach it took.  I wish more companies and/or governments would step up to the plate, and do the same.  Unfortunately, I have to take a passive approach on spam, and pretend it doesn't exist.

Am I upset?  You better believe it.

{ 1 } Comments

  1. Steve using Mozilla Compatible 5.0 on GNU/Linux | May 17, 2006 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Why dont they adopt a model of distributed opt-out? That seems like it would work for me. Or maybe that did do it that way. I dunno.

    Either way, its a shame. I'm sure someone will come along and tweak the model though, some way that will protect the opt-outers and the ones providing the service.

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