I think you're right about the appearance of headers for some
people and not others.
So while I think its aggravating, I keep in mind that the system
is brand new and still has some things to be worked out.
Spam is an awful, awful AWFUL problem to deal with. Given the ever
increasing complexities of the problem, I can see a day when white
lists will have to be used by anyone who values email. (ugh)
On Monday 22 December 2008 16:18:15 Chris Wolf wrote:
> It looks as though you are seeing this message because you use Eudora. Some
> other programs, such as Webmail itself and Microsoft Outlook, don't display
> message headers by default so those users won't even be aware of it. In
> Eudora, you can suppress the display of any and all headers, which is what
> I would do with this new header (X-Spam-Report) if I were still using
> On the other hand, I agree that the message itself is totally incorrect. I
> think it's quite clear that the mail system has in fact NOT determined that
> the message is possible spam. The mail team shouldn't be making excuses for
> the wording of this header, but should fix it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of David McFarlane
> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 3:24 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] "Possible spam" messages
> >Beginning today, we turned spam processing on for all incoming email.
> >That is to say all email that passes through our MX boxes.
> >This it touched upon in our FAQ for the new mail.msu.edu here:
> >What you are seeing is merely a "Spam Report" As I said, every single
> >solitary message that goes through mx##.mail.msu.edu will get processed
> >for it, regardless of if it is spam or not. If it is spam... it will be
> >marked as such ***** SPAM *****
> >We feel the "Spam Report" is a useful tool when it comes time for
> Thanks. So, from now on "every single solitary message" will be labelled
> as "possible spam", regardless of its spam score? And I will have to
> scroll past the lengthy boilerplate of the uninformative "Spam Report"
> before I can read any of my actual messages? And I and other users will
> learn to just ignore the "Spam Report" because of all the false positives?
> -- dkm