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wingdam
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Verizon blocks itself

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I just received a Email from Verizon about their new home monitoring service and fowarded it to my girlfriend.

Guess what? it was bounced back to me by Verizon as rejected for containing spam!

 

Let me try to understand this, Verizon's filter let this message through to me as a perfectly OK Email, but blocked me from sending it because it's spam.

 

makes perfect sense! 

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armond_in_nj
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Re: Verizon blocks itself NOT!

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@wingdam wrote:

I just received a Email from Verizon about their new home monitoring service and fowarded it to my girlfriend ... it was bounced back to me by Verizon as rejected for containing spam!

 

...  Verizon's filter let this message through to me as a perfectly OK Email, but blocked me from sending it because it's spam ... 


Not exactly.  You received the message and it was not blocked.  However when you forwarded the message, you did not simply re-send the original message.  Instead you created a new message using your own email address, that contained the original message (either in line or as an attachment).  In other words, your email address (or perhaps the subject line content) was blocked, not the original message.

wingdam
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As a Microsoft and Intel certified system builder, I understand how Email works.

 

The point here is that the only thing changed Re: the Email was the addition of fw: in the subject line along with the original subject and my Verizon.net email address.

 

Now if my personal email addy and/or the word fw: is what triggers their filter, I think that's a bit much!!

 

BTW I wasn't looking for an elementary answer, just pointing out a humorous (I thought) over-reach with their spam filtering.

 

 

 

 

armond_in_nj
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@wingdam wrote:

As a Microsoft and Intel certified system builder, I understand how Email works ... BTW I wasn't looking for an elementary answer ... 

 


In future I will make every effort to check the background and technical expertise of each person I try, however lamely, to assist.  Sorry to have inconvenienced you, old sport.

JDoe
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@wingdam wrote:

As a Microsoft and Intel certified system builder, I understand how Email works.

 

The point here is that the only thing changed Re: the Email was the addition of fw: in the subject line along with the original subject and my Verizon.net email address.

 

Now if my personal email addy and/or the word fw: is what triggers their filter, I think that's a bit much!!

 

BTW I wasn't looking for an elementary answer, just pointing out a humorous (I thought) over-reach with their spam filtering.

 


Absolutely. 

 

It was an "ironic" report of a spam declaration that was based not upon you but was based upon Verizon's own content that you attempted to forward.

 

 

The Lithium Software sux !!
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@wingdam wrote:

I just received a Email from Verizon about their new home monitoring service and fowarded it to my girlfriend ... it was bounced back to me by Verizon as rejected for containing spam!

 

...  Verizon's filter let this message through to me as a perfectly OK Email, but blocked me from sending it because it's spam ... 


Not exactly.  You received the message and it was not blocked.  However when you forwarded the message, you did not simply re-send the original message.  Instead you created a new message using your own email address, that contained the original message (either in line or as an attachment).  In other words, your email address (or perhaps the subject line content) was blocked, not the original message.

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lol really your gonna defend verizon's epic failure of a spam detection system.{please keep your posts courteous}
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