[spambayes-dev] Regarding Whitelisting

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Tue Sep 2 13:05:00 EDT 2003

> I was thinking about this last week.  The problem is that a job offer
> from a potential employer is a fairly rare sort of email.
> Consequently, it's quite possible there is not enough evidence in the
> message to tip it toward the ham side.  If the employer uses a lot of
> terms which appear spammy, it might not even make it to "unsure".
> Still, a potential employer's email address can be forged just as
> easily as any other address.

OTOH, before you get it, how could you predict which email address the
employment offer may appear to come from?  It may come from the company or
from someone at home or on the road, from someone you've talked with before
or from someone you've never heard of in the HR department, and you're never
going to guess in advance the email address of the private investigator firm
hired to check you out <wink>.

Something every email user secretly knows, but doesn't want to believe, is
that email is an inappropriate medium for truly important communication.  So
it goes.

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