Do you use them? I know of many big ISPs like AOL and Verizon, but also Gmail that have ended up on blacklists. My fuzz with blacklists is the amount of wrongly blocked addresses and how easy it is to get something blocked while at the same time taking ages to remove a block. That’s like shooting the mailman—because he might bring you spam.
And spam arrest—are you going ahead and fill that out—when the other person is someone you are in contact with for weeks or months? And isn’t it true that many spammers employ extreme low wage employees to fill out those spam arrests?
Let’s face it: Spam is a problem but blacklisting or spam arrest do not fix the problem; they actually add more complications.
SpamAssassin and some rules of the e-mail software help me to weed spam fast.
But I am not using Outlook for e-mail. Are you?
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