I discovered today that several important e-mails addressed to me over the past couple of weeks had been blocked by our spam filter at work. The person writing them had the word ‘free’ in a line of her signature, advertising a free seminar her company is offering. That plus html formatting was enough to trigger the filter threshold. I had to scramble quite a bit today to make up for the delay in getting the information.
There are a couple issues here. One, I need to talk to our admins about raising that threshold a bit. I’d rather get some spam and all of my genuine mail rather than no spam and not all the valid stuff. I may also start sending domains to the network admin that I want added to the whitelist so I don’t lose stuff like this in the future.
I wonder what else I may not have been receiving? There is no easy way in our current system at work for me to review what messages have been blocked. My spam blocking at home works great since I can see exactly what has been filtered out at will.