On 06/10/06, Chris O'Halloran <cmoman(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Clear have advised that spam from known spam addresses
will be blocked
and that other messages will be quaranteened for only 3 days after
which the messages will be deleted.
Good that you use a gmail address then :-)
Personally, clear.net's policy sucks. If some scum uses my address to
spam millions of customers, I wouldn't want my legitimate e-mail
As I am not a systems administrator I was wondering
what the usual
policy for encrypted email (eg GPG) in regard to spam filtering. Is
encrypting an email a guarenteed way for people to communicate and
avoid messages being deleted by aggressive ISP spam policies. I
assume spammers wouldn't bother encrypting email because receiver's
couldn't decrypt the emails.
Most spam filters work by 'scoring' an e-mail for the likelihood of
spam. If it goes over a certain score, then it is marked as spam. It
is most likely that encrypted e-mail would not score highly, unless
part of the spam filter's scoring table specifically marks encrypted
e-mail (which is probably not like). Since the encrypted e-mail won't
contain strings that trigger off the spam filter, it is unlikely to be
marked as spam.