RE: [DML] Self-censorship and the DML
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RE: [DML] Self-censorship and the DML



Ryan said:

> This is silly. Nobody should censor what they
> write because someone's spam filter might pick
> it up. Instead, everyone should learn from your
> experience and make sure they:
> 
> 1. Understand their ISPs spam filtering features.
> 2. Perform the appropriate modifications to ensure
> DML mail gets past them.


With all due respect, it is NOT silly.  My email provider is my employer
and I have very little influence over their spam filter.  After the DML
was marked as a spammer I asked nicely and they unmarked it, but this
condition is not permanent.  If another message comes across the DML
that scores enough points on the spam scale (perhaps the word SE_IEST in
capital letters) my access will be cut off once again.

> . . . people need to be given the option to disable
> these things or alter their rulesets.

I do not have this luxury.  I have no control over the factors that get
an email address marked as a spammer, but the person sending the message
does control the content of that message.

It does not bother me to have the DML unmarked as a spammer; I realize I
need to do this now and then.  I wrote this message as a caution to
others: the language you choose for your messages may limit the number
of people who can receive it.

- Mike Substelny





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