Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:47 pm

Spam filter

Filed under: Evil — Lex @ 8:47 pm
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So Yahoo!, the nation’s largest free email service with more than 90 million accounts, was blocking emails referring to the URL of the economic-activism group Occupy Wall Street. Yahoo! claims that this was an inadvertent error involving its spam-blocking software, because it would never mess with email traffic for the benefit of the wealthy and/or powerful.

Inasmuch as neither senders nor recipients knew about the problem because senders weren’t getting a warning message that what they sent was considered spam and the emails were just getting blocked rather than ending up in intended recipients’ spam folders, perhaps we ought to have a look in Yahoo!’s spam filters to see what else might be in there. You never know. It might be something important.

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  1. […] Headline: Spam filter Problem: No verb; headline doesn’t offer any idea what story’s about. Solution: If Yahoo! is blocking email about the Occupy Wall Street movement, what else is it blocking? Source: Blog on the Run (lexalexander.net or blogontherun.wordpress.com), 9/21/11, https://blogontherun.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/spam-filter/ […]

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