To: "Mike Simpson" <>
Subject: Spam.
From: "Bruce Cox" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 20:33:08 +1000
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Subject: Spam.

Hi Mike,

Optus archieves the deleted spam messages for a month where you can access
them. I checked on it once and found little on no false posetives. I can't
say I have checked since.


> Hi Bruce,
> Thanks for posting your statistics from Optusnet, but how do you know that
> all the messages Optus stopped were Spam?
> I am using Outlook 2003 which I have set up to automatically redirect Spam
> to a Junk folder. This works fairly well, but a very small percentage
> than 1 pct) of messages sent to this folder are actually real messages. So
> if Optus' spam remover works to the same tolerances, I would be losing
> one message a day, which would be a worry.
> I really do think it is safer to select what you wish to reject on your
> machine, rather than rely upon someone else's selection of what is/is not
> spam.
> Regards, Mike Simpson
> Penrith, NSW

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