There have been plenty of stories in the past year or so about legitimate emails being filtered away as spam (even the NY Times caught up on this topic last week). However, in an amusing twist, Google is suddenly realizing that their IPO-by-email system may run into problems with spam filters, and are trying to pre-warn ISPs to whitelist all the emails they're about to send out concerning the IPO. Of course, this probably means the next big phishing expedition is going to involve spoofed Google IPO emails. Perhaps email isn't really the best way to go about offering such information. Meanwhile, it will be amusing to see if reports come out that Yahoo or Hotmail just happen to classify Google IPO emails as spam. Just think of the conspiracy theories.
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