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Old February 13th 04, 10:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alan Norris
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Default Demon spam filtering

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Demon are now filtering
out most spam at their servers. I've just noticed the difference in
the last couple of days. OK, ADSL means we were downloading it quickly
(good or bad, I don't know!), but now we don't have to trawl through
our inboxes deleting offers of cheap Viagra etc.

Other ISP's please note!

Alan


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Old February 13th 04, 10:52 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Topsy
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Default Demon spam filtering

In article , Alan Norris
writes
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Demon are now filtering
out most spam at their servers. I've just noticed the difference in
the last couple of days. OK, ADSL means we were downloading it quickly
(good or bad, I don't know!), but now we don't have to trawl through
our inboxes deleting offers of cheap Viagra etc.

Other ISP's please note!


Likewise

My incoming spam has dropped from 400 a day to 40, but I still get
multiple copies of the same spam, which Spamkiller knows how to trap.
Perhaps their filters are still learning? [Yes, I know about Brightmail]

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Old February 14th 04, 12:11 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
John Rumm
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Default Demon spam filtering

Topsy wrote:

Likewise

My incoming spam has dropped from 400 a day to 40, but I still get
multiple copies of the same spam, which Spamkiller knows how to trap.
Perhaps their filters are still learning? [Yes, I know about Brightmail]


I would rather have the occasional few get through, in preference to
over aggressive filtering loosing real email in the process though.

Again, our spam load is down from 100+/day to often under 5.


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Old February 14th 04, 01:57 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tom Ruben
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Default Demon spam filtering

In article , John Rumm
writes
Topsy wrote:

Likewise

My incoming spam has dropped from 400 a day to 40, but I still get
multiple copies of the same spam, which Spamkiller knows how to trap.
Perhaps their filters are still learning? [Yes, I know about Brightmail]


I would rather have the occasional few get through, in preference to
over aggressive filtering loosing real email in the process though.

Again, our spam load is down from 100+/day to often under 5.


Same here, but only in the last couple of days, even though Demon
implemented spam filtering on January 29th.
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Old February 15th 04, 10:37 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eric Lee
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On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 22:37:54 +0000, Alan Norris wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Demon are now filtering out
most spam at their servers. I've just noticed the difference in the last
couple of days. OK, ADSL means we were downloading it quickly (good or
bad, I don't know!), but now we don't have to trawl through our inboxes
deleting offers of cheap Viagra etc.

Other ISP's please note!

Alan


Don't reply to this e-mail address - messages will be deleted unread. To
reply to me take away the news and substitute alanc


Last year I moaned to Demon about the lack of ISP-based spam filtering.
Their reply was that they couldn't do it for "Legal Reasons", so I left
all my spam behind and joined Plus. We now see that I just received the
usual sort of cop-out reply that ****es off customers.

I should point out that after 7 years as a customer I was also fed up with the
increasingly crap email delivery, slow DNS, poor service by the accounts
department and general downhill slide since Thus took over.

Eric Lee
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Old February 15th 04, 11:10 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gareth Jones
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Default Demon spam filtering

In message , Eric Lee
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Last year I moaned to Demon about the lack of ISP-based spam filtering.
Their reply was that they couldn't do it for "Legal Reasons", so I left
all my spam behind and joined Plus. We now see that I just received the
usual sort of cop-out reply that ****es off customers.


Maybe the term 'legal reasons' was either slightly incorrect, or needed
clarification.
Demon's reasoning was that while they accepted that the spam problem was
bad, the prospect of introducing a filtering system that could lose
legitimate mail was an even worse scenario.
I personally would have put up with the odd mail going astray, but I can
imagine many corporate (and SME) users suing for lost business if it
could be proved that Demon 'deleted' an important order!

Tough call. Lets hope the brightmail system is the compromise we all
want.


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Old February 15th 04, 05:08 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eric Lee
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Default Demon spam filtering

On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 11:10:38 +0000, Gareth Jones wrote:

In message , Eric Lee
writes
Last year I moaned to Demon about the lack of ISP-based spam filtering.
Their reply was that they couldn't do it for "Legal Reasons", so I left
all my spam behind and joined Plus. We now see that I just received the
usual sort of cop-out reply that ****es off customers.


Maybe the term 'legal reasons' was either slightly incorrect, or needed
clarification.
Demon's reasoning was that while they accepted that the spam problem was
bad, the prospect of introducing a filtering system that could lose
legitimate mail was an even worse scenario. I personally would have put
up with the odd mail going astray, but I can imagine many corporate (and
SME) users suing for lost business if it could be proved that Demon
'deleted' an important order!

Tough call. Lets hope the brightmail system is the compromise we all
want.


Except that this was not at all the reason. I was told it would be
illegal for them to examine customers' email and thus (no pun intended)
they couldn't possibly [read: needn't bother] take any anti-spam
measures.

I far prefer an ISP whose correspondance smells of honesty.

Eric Lee
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Old February 15th 04, 08:05 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gareth Jones
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Default Demon spam filtering

In message , Eric Lee
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Except that this was not at all the reason. I was told it would be
illegal for them to examine customers' email and thus (no pun intended)
they couldn't possibly [read: needn't bother] take any anti-spam
measures.

I far prefer an ISP whose correspondance smells of honesty.


So did you get an official Demon correspondence stating this, or did you
just happen to be speaking to a person in their helpdesk who decided to
make something up?

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