[Spambayes] Hats off!

Michael Kallay michael at kallay.net
Sat Apr 9 17:47:52 CEST 2011

I'd like to congratulate you on the quality of your product.  I have donated
in the past, and I will again in honor of this (next time I am connected to
my corp network, so that Microsoft will match my gift)


Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a chain letter (see below) which
SpamBayes put in my Junk Mail Suspects folder.

This morning she sent an apology (see below) which SpamBayes accepted as
legitimate, and kept in my Inbox.

Conclusion: SpamBayes is smarter than my Ph.D. friend.


Congratulations, give yourselves a raise!


Michael Kallay


The chain letter:


"Subject: Worth Reading & Pass On


Found this interesting:  Children of congress members do not have to pay
back their college student loans. How nice! 
Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans.
(Which essentially means that Congressmen's "pay" is several thousand per
year more than their salaries.  This "pay" of course is tax-free.) This will
get national attention if news networks will broadcast it. When you add this
to the below, just where will all of it stop? 

35 States file lawsuit against the Federal Government 

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for
imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to
convene a Constitutional Convention. 

This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass
it on. 

This is an idea that we should address. 

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.
Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the
same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves
from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear
of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live
under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare
Reform.. in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not
have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are
Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop. 

If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three
days, most people in The United States of America will have the message..
This is one proposal that really should be passed around. 

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall
make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not
apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall
make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does
not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ." 

You are one of my 20."



The apology:

"This e-mail that was sent to me should have been fact-checked for it is
false.  Please accept my apology for forwarding it to you"

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