Is Verizon's Anti-Spam Plan To Block All Foreign Email?

from the seems-a-bit...-extreme dept

Apparently Verizon is fed up with spam hitting their network, and someone has tuned their spam filters to what might be called an "aggressive" level. The problem, for many people, is that there's no option for the end user, who either has to take it, or find a new service provider. The biggest complaint, so far, seems to be that many foreign emails are automatically blocked -- meaning that friends and relatives cannot contact each other, and even some companies have found that co-workers can't email each other. While it's nice to see Verizon trying to do something, this seems like overkill. Any spam system should at least allow users the option of reviewing the blocked mail and designating which ones are legitimate.

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    Dana Gabrion, 14 Jan 2008 @ 12:48pm

    Verizon Business Email

    To avoid this problem.just don't use Verizon period. I just cancelled everything after hours and hours and hours of phone calls over the years. Some samples of the incompetency is: "what's an SMTP?", "we didn't get your cancellation, sorry", my phone # has never been correctly linked to my DSL account that's on my phone #!?!?!?! and "you shouldn't expect to send email from out of the country- that's not our problem", and "use the hotel's outgoing smtp- you can't expect ours to just work". Not a joke and not just one person. The same thing over and over and over again. Save yourself the misery and cancel now. Oh, and I get 350 spam a day since I switched over to Verizon.

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