I agree. It is dead on accurate. When I started here we had content filtering. And I had to do the same thing. I slowly started turning off the filters and now the only thing it does is extension blocking. I explained to management and my users why this was happening to them and how they had done it to themselves and how they should fooble their email addys if they don't want to get on a list and everything is happy now.
Bottom line: Its about user education in my book. -----Original Message----- From: Jesse Rink [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 2:48 PM To: Exchange Discussions Subject: RE: Blocking spam You know, this has to be the best email I've read here and have archived it for the day when my boss demands content filtering on our exchange server, heh. > You know, if you had been reading the list for one week, you would > have seen that this very issue was discussed in at least two threads. > > There's nothing you can do until you show your users how they actually > get on people's sh!t lists. If you can teach them how to avoid > behavior that gets them on people's sh!t lists, then and only then > your spam input will decrease. > > Sure, you can install something like eManager (since you have ScanMail > already, it's a cheap buy) but that just masks the problem. Rest > assured that Richard Cranium in accounting will subscribe to the > cooking channel mailing list, or Jenny the Office Manager will forward > the "Good Luck Totem" to everybody in her address book. At that point > Richard and Jenny will complain even louder when they receive spam > because the content filter that YOU put in place doesn't work. Then > Johnny the PHB will tell you to increase the effectiveness of your > content filter or lose your job. You'll do it and Richard and Jenny > will complain to Johnny that they are not receiving business critical > e-mails. Then Johnny will order you to go through all blocked > messages and forward anything that is business critical. Soon, you'll > discover that you can't do anything else but review the quarantined > messages. You'll advise Johnny the PHB to promote Avi the OfficeBoy > to "Information Delivery Specialist" position where he can go through > all the messages so you can go back to installing service packs. > Should I go on? > > S. > _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED] _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]