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-----Original Message-----
From: Hunter, Lori [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 6:59 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: Blocking spam


I sent it on to my boss, and to the field manager who sends me the daily
e-mail "please block such and such domain".

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Rink [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 4:48 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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