The large parent company of the consulting company I work for sent out a mass email Monday informing its tens of thousands of employees about its new spam filtering policies. The email mentioned that new email server filters soon to be in place will remove email messages, and I quote:

  • Based on use of profanity, pornographic references, racial slurs or other inappropriate business language
    • Attachments known to carry viruses
      • Key words or phrases associated with spam (FREE!!!!!! NO COST!!!!!!!, lots of or !!!!!!!!!) </ul> And I bet you can guess what happened. That email got blocked by many recipients’ own spam filters because of that last example. 🙂