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BT Yahoo!s Aggressive E-Mail Filter

Posted: 13th Feb, 2004 By: MarkJ
It appears as if BT Yahoo!s anti-SPAM (junk e-mail) filters are so 'good' that they actually manage to filter almost all of the messages, legitimate or otherwise, from roughly two thousand customer accounts:

Here's what another reader had to say: "BT recently informed me that my BT Openworld account had been updated to BT Yahoo! internet (not that I asked for it or anything). I wondered why I wasn't getting much email.

It turned out that the spam filter, which worked pretty well when it was BT Openworld, was eating all my email. It gobbled my daily football email from The Grauniad, snatched away normal innocent emails from normal innocent people, and best of all it zapped 'Your new BT eBill available to view online' from BT. The only thing it lets through is spam,
" he said.

According to other readers, BT Yahoo!'s new spam filters are so efficient they don't let anything through.


The ISP claims that the problems are related to its anti-SPAM algorithm, which isn't yet up to speed.

The system requires 500,000 customers before it can build up a picture of what needs to be filtered, which is a problem because the ISP is currently migrating users from its BTO platform onto BT Yahoo!. More @ The Register.
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