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CHAT: Heads up, ppl (was: Re: help)

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Thursday, July 17, 2003, 10:57
The mail below was considered spam by spamassassin; it's the first
false positive I've ever seen. The main reasons for considering it
spam was:

1. superfluous spaces in subject
    [I know of no other list that is so infested by this as conlang.]
2. html-mail only (made into text by me for your reading pleasure)
3. mailed from a black-listed host due to host lacking a postmaster

Now, I can work around the filtering, but as ISPs get more and more
desperate (2 out of every 3 mails received is spam, on average), many
of you (soon) won't be able to receive mail as innocent as this.

Points 1 and 2 can be fixed by the sender him/herself, by double-
checking the subject before sending and not sending mail that is
html-only, but point 3 is worse. Nikhil, you could try contacting
your ISP (hotpop is it?) but it might not be so easy to get them to
change anything, all customers being idiots by default and all that.

(I was surprised as to how expensive point 1 was, really.)


* Nikhil Sinha said on 2003-07-17 12:09:56 +0200
> > You may use Sanskrit grammar. Its pretty close to PIE. Or you may use > Lithuanian grammar. Try search. > > > > Nikhil > > [1]Wilhelm Ulrich Schlaier likis: > > I am in need of a basic grammar for a conlang that is loosely based > on the PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN section of a dictionary from forty or > fifty years ago. Any help on this subject would be greatly > appreciated. > Wilhelm Ulrich Schlaier > > References > > 1. mailto:SMITHV637@AOL.COM