AntiSpam programs can do as much damage !

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I have a client who won’t accept my emails because he has an AntiSpam program sitting in place, unfortunately for him he does not realise this is damaging his business. When his AntiSpam filter kicks in it tells me to click on a link and then enter a name and password, then it tells me that by accepting this I will sign up for a 30 day trial of the program !

No chance…I have seen how such programs hinder my clients without me signing up to it as well. Most computers these days have very good spam/junk mail filters without adding any further complications to the process.

My client does not realise he is now off the list of possible Panasonic AF101 owners…because I have no way of contacting him other than email.

One other client has a far “safer” spam filter…it asks you to verify a 6 letter word then tells you that your next emails will be accepted. So the moral of the story is don’t jump in feet first when you see the glossy adds telling you “NO MORE SPAM…EVER” as that very same filter may just cost you the next big purchase or a place in a very long queue.

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2 comments on this post

  1. Andy Taplin says:

    I’ve just tried a neat free trick to reduce spam to nearly zero.

    Get a Gmail account, forward your email to it and then change your email settings in your email application to download the Gmail emails.

    Gmail seems to filter out nearly all spam. You can even set this up so that if you reply from the Gmail account it uses your email address not Gmail.

    Instructions on the Gmail site are quite good.

    I’ve been doing this since this morning and not had any spam yet – but still get appropriate email newsletters etc.

  2. Alejandro says:

    Totally Agree with Philip,
    But not about gmail ..

    My experience is that some emails from/to yahoo –> gmail are not received ..

    I don’t like google approach.
    From hotmail, gmail and yahoo (i have tested all) i’m very happy with yahoo.

    Best Regards Philip,

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