Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Aggressive Spam Filter costs Cobb County Taxpayers $250,000

From NPR's Day to Day
A Georgia school, eager to avoid a large volume of junk e-mail, recently installed an aggressive anti-spam system. Unfortunately, the filter stopped a message from a contractor who was submitting a low bid to do work for the school, and the spam filter error may have cost the school thousands of dollars.
Once again, we should probably apply the cockroach theory to this news item. My guess is that the problem is exceedingly widespread. I find myself almost daily calling people to see if they are able to find my email which has been trapped in my correspondent's soup nazi of a spam filter. No email for you!

Listen: NPR: Spam Filter Costly to Georgia School


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