[amsat-bb] e-mail blocking

Kevin M n4ufo at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 14 22:11:26 UTC 2015

On 6/14/2015 3:51 PM, Kevin M via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> (sent this direct, but since no reply, assume my e-mail might have hit your spam filter)>

On 6/14/2015 John Becker W0JAB wrote:  
Many many people block direct mail from web based service such as YAHOO, 
HOTMAIL including myself. Really reduces spam by some 96%



Well, thanks for telling me this, John, but believe me, ever since my first computer tech job in 1983 installing CP/M machines for businesses, I've been aware that if there is a way to convince people to screw up a perfectly good computer system, it will be found. Blocking a group of e-mail addresses as a whole doesn't personally seem like a very good idea to me as that way there are a whole lot of people who can't get in touch with me. Instead I just prefer to give out my e-mail judiciously, choose not to forward 'those' types of messages and trust my spam filter... I have almost no spam. On the order of maybe 20 messages a week, if that.

Now, I would have replied to you directly to say all this, but since you have said that you have blocked my e-mails domain, I know you would never receive it. (I guess it can be handy for getting in the last word!) But I beg the indulgence of the list to forgive me this one instance of it's use, because I just felt a deep need to share the humor that arose from the irony of exactly how I discovered your incoming message....
That being, apparently Yahoo feels the same way about you as you do about them since I found your message in my Yahoo spam folder. =^)

73, Kevin N4UFO


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