[LINK] Minister warned on p*** filters
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Jan 1 15:58:29 EST 2008
At 14:50 +1100 1/1/08, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>I tried to send this article to Link, but it would appear that
>someone's filters have censored it.
>Minister warned on p*** filters
>The URL is
>but the original probably won't get through either. Just replace
>#### by that naughty word.
>Ironic, ain't it?
Ironic, but also interesting, maybe even disturbing.
Bernard, could you send to link the evidence that leads you to infer
that "someone's filters have censored [your initial post to link]"?
We don't know what dynamic spam filters are doing at any given time,
whether operating at ISP-level and/or locally. But would sensible
dynamic rules *really* block all emails containing that string, even
I posted the same article-title and URL to the privacy list at 12:20
today. I received my own copy, and no bounce-message, so I assume
it got through to all subscribers okay - although of course I don't
*know* that. (Jan?).
Aside: My local filters put your email in my 'Spam Maybe' mailbox.
I *think* that was based on the filter that picks up <Subject:
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