No, you say "that sucks, you shouldn't have done that", then shake your head
slowly and walk away. :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Schorr [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 3:19 PM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: Blocking spam


Once the horse is out of the barn, though, what do you do?  Make them get
all new e-mail addresses?

-Ben-
Ben M. Schorr, MVP-Outlook, CNA, MCPx3
Director of Information Services
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
http://www.hawaiilawyer.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Blackstone [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 12:53 PM
> To: Exchange Discussions
> Subject: RE: Blocking spam
> 
> 
> 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.
> > 
> 
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