The Mystery Of Undelivered Ezines and Email
In "Are Spam Filters Crippling Ezines?" I argue that spam
filters are trashing lots of ezines. My own data suggests that as
many of 25% of my mailings meet this fate. But I don't see a way
around the situation.
So I'll continue as I have been doing, and live with the loss. Certainly
there is nothing I can do to prevent writing something a filter
objects to. Consider the following message. I often send this, or
something close, in reply to info requested I receive.
"I've got it. Thanks a lot. Much appreciated." While this
didn't happen to me, the above message was rejected by that kind
of checking software I can't mention here. And the above was the
only content in the message. There was not even a copy of the message
replied to. Can you figure why this was rated offensive?
The truth? This ezine may not be delivered to you. It may be trashed,
because of the above. None of us can write a newsletter that will
pass the above kind of scrutiny. I, for one, won't even bother to
try. In fact, the above "term" is included at least twice
in every issue of "STAT News."
Okay. Have you got it figured? Do you see why this message was objected
to? It probably took the software only a fraction of a second to
do so. I'd be curious to learn how long it takes you to figure it.
Hint: Ignore spaces as software does. Then try to find words embedded
within what is left. Worst case, send me an email and I'll give
you the solution. Chances are, though, you won't receive it, for
it will be blocked by a filter. Fun, huh?
Bob McElwain <http://sitetipsandtricks.com>
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