Set it and forget it?

Steve Campbell campbell at
Mon Nov 26 19:09:20 GMT 2007

Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
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> Steve Campbell wrote:
>> I'm curious as to how much time is spent by most of the email admins
>> here using MS. I realize that some of my efforts could be streamlined by
>> upgrading to the latest release, but the people here seem to think that
>> this is a "set it and forget it" type of operation.
> I think you refer to something else but the mailinglist in your "the
> people here"?

Correct, that's meant to be the people here (in this building), not the 
people here (in this mailing list). I guess some of it could be both if 
others "here" belonged to the list "there".
> I think that MailScanner requires comparatively little maintenance in
> regard to the effect it has on holding off the flood. But ANY solution
> will require some administrative attention.
> Anyone telling you differently is error where the thruth is concerned.
> (I am just a bit cautious in case there happens to be a Minbari in the
> house.)
It's just frustrating to put that concentrated effort, no matter how 
little or large amount of time it may be, to keep getting the "what's 
wrong with our mail system" attitude. This is a daily newspaper, and 
people expect immediate resolution for any mail problem. Funny, how it's 
so different, when I ask a reporter why a story I just heard about on 
the radio isn't in the current newspaper edition.

Yeah, frustrating. that's the word I'd use.
>> There is a real problem here in that people want all the mail they are
>> supposed to get, and 100% trashing of the email they shouldn't get. I
>> find that I spend a little time daily managing this stuff, but my system
>> isn't like anyone else's who's system isn't like the next guy's .....
> Anyone who expects a spam fighting solution to score 0% false positives
> and 0% false negatives should be educated by removing all filters for a
> single day and let them wade through the extra shitload of email. That
> will learn them to appriciate the current effort put in the matter for
> relative little gratitude.
And they forget we have corrections and pickups for every edition here. 
Not a false positive, but just inaccuracy and mistakes and misspellings.

OK, I'll let it die now - thanks

> Hugo.
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