2005-02-19 “The Letter”

Someone asked in the newsgroup recently what would happen if all email suddenly stopped, or iif businesses failed to get critical email.In today’s world, that would be a major blow, for sure. Which is why dealing with spam and spyware (I call it “scumware”, personally) is so important.

I’ve been using Sunbelt’s IHate Spam for Exchange on a couple of servers, and recently (due to the Microsoft takeover of Giant), Sunbelt had to switch their spam engine to now use Cloudmark. I can’t complain. Previously I would have 100-135 spam mail in my quarantine boc that I would have to go through. Now, I’m down to maybe 2 a day!

Anyway, with thoughts on email, I  went back to 1967 for the hit song from the Box Tops:

The Letter

Give me a server for my SUV
Ain’t got time to use my Blackberry
Lonely days are gone,
I’m a coming home
My newgroup, they wrote me a letter.

I don’t care how much email I’ve got to send
I’ve got to get back to my server again
Lonely days are gone,
I’m a coming home
My newsgroup, they wrote me a letter.

Well, they wrote me a letter
Said they couldn’t live with this spam anymore
Listen, mister, can’t you see
I got to get back to my newsgroup once more
Anyway……….

Give me a filter for my email server
I can’t wait for it to be delivered
Lonely days are gone,
I’m a coming home
My newgroup, they wrote me a letter.
My newgroup, they wrote me a letter.


Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

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