Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Spam, What Qualifies?

  1. #1
    hey_suburbia's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Posts
    205
    If I send a mass email to a bunch of people I know, how come it doesn't go into their bulk email??

    What makes the mail client recognize it as spam??

    Is it the amount?

  2. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #2
    h1
    Guest
    Various filters, etc. And how will one of your friends' email clients know the same message has been BCCd to a hundred other people?

  3. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #3
    *Grunt*
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Posts
    867
    Aparenlty if the mail includes a link to an unsubscribe list, then technically it cant be classed as spam.

  4. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #4
    Poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Belle Vernon, PA, USA
    Posts
    644
    The number of recipients isn't what spam filters base their decision off of; it's the content of the email itself, and probably the headers, too.

  5. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Purgatory
    Posts
    7
    You're right, but technically that isn't the way it's supposed to be. Unsolicitated email was the original definition of Spam (or Smam) and now the add-in lists that most clients are going to are going to go nothing but complicate the process of and suck out the enjoyment of email.

  6. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #6
    Poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Belle Vernon, PA, USA
    Posts
    644
    /me hugs his Mozilla mail client with its Bayesian filter.

  7. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #7
    h1
    Guest
    Thunderbird's Bayesian filter can be trained to be even better.

  8. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #8
    Poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Belle Vernon, PA, USA
    Posts
    644
    Originally posted by haxor41789@17 March 2004 - 12:40
    Thunderbird's Bayesian filter can be trained to be even better.
    That's good to hear. I'm planning on switching over to the Firefox/Thunderbird combo once both hit 1.0.

  9. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #9
    Spam is un requested email, if the ppl you send email to have you in the address list it wont be seen as junk or spam

    as said b4 , junk mail is your choice, you choose who is safe and who is not,
    spam will also go in your junk email unless you choose to instantly delete all junk emails

    spam is unwanted crap sent by ppl you dont know or want email from

  10. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #10
    h1
    Guest
    Right now I have some crazy filters on, and they actually work...
    • The message must be clean 7-bit ASCII, no HTML messages are allowed.
    • The first and last word in the subject line must be "ANTISPAM."
    • The message must have an empty Cc header.
    • You must include my full name (if you're an IRL contact) or my handle (if you're an Internet contact) somewhere in the message.
    • The addresses in the From: and Reply-To: headers must be in my address book.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •