Blog: Filter

Be mindful about what filtering software you use.  Some web filtering software gathers data on chats.  Software produced by EchoMetrix and sold under the Sentry and FamilySafe brands reads private chats then the company sells information to third parties. The company reportedly collects data on what kids are saying about movies, music or video games in chats carried out through services such as Yahoo, MSN, AOL, and other services.  Supposedly, no identifiable information is disclused because the program does not record children's names or addresses.  This is definitely an example of why it's good to read through the user agreements of the software you use.

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Over the past several days AT&T customers have reported a drastic increase in the number of non-spam messages being rejected by AT&T SPAM filters.  [more]

The sender may receive a message such as "An error occurred while trying to deliver this message to the recipient's e-mail address.  The following organization rejected your message:", and the receiver might view a log with a message similar to "550 Error. Blocked for abuse".  However, many of the messages are from legitimate users or companies.

To get the sender off of the "SPAM" list, you can either call AT&T or submit appropriate information into the form on the following website provided by AT&T,

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