Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment

Salon’s Scott Rosenberg wades into the brewing controversy about whether spam filters such as SpamAssassin go too far. Watch this topic. The spam problem continues to worsen, and increasingly ISPs and enterprises are turning to aggressive spam filters as a response. (I use SpamAssassin myself, plus three more layers of filtering.) It’s almost impossible to completely eliminate false positives, though, especially with legitimate (opt-in) commercial email. Expect more discussion about whether filters are themselves a problem, and lawsuits as well.