The Spam Filter Ate My Homework

from the excuses-excuses-excuses dept

According to a recent study, spam filters have caused four in ten workers to miss a deadline due to “false positives” where wanted messages are marked as spam. Sure, it may be true that a missed message occurs once in awhile, but “my spam filter ate it” is also an incredibly convenient excuse for not getting an email. It’s believable and ultimately difficult to really ascertain whether or not it really happened or not. Granted, you can only really use it once, since after finding a wanted email blocked by spam, you do add that email address to the whitelist, right? Well, I suppose you wouldn’t do that if you wanted the possibility of using the “spam filter” excuse at some point again in the future.

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