use of Spam Blockers not such a great idea #belarus


Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

We are all plagued with SPAM, but the best solution is **still** the delete
key, and not spam blocker programs.

JewishGenners who hope for that missing connection to be made as the result
of a message posted to a mailing list run the risk of not getting that
message.

JGFF users who list their e-mail as their contact information run the risk
of not getting a message >from the kind of connection we all hope and wait
for (and for which the JGFF if famous!).

Folks who posted messages in the past, cannot be contacted if somebody
finds you in the archived messages for the JewishGen Discussion Group or
the SIGs.

Is this what you really want to have happen?

By using a spamblocker you are placing the onus on someone trying to reach
you to validate themselves or, worse yet to follow through on whatever
system your program has put in place. You stand to benefit >from messages
coming to you >from people you do not know. Do you want them to have to
jump through hoops to get to you?

Before you sign on for a spam blocking program, it's best to think it
through and consider the points mentioned above.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

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