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January 21, 2003 Provided by System Dynamics Inc.

Editors Note: Are "hotspots" and "videoconferencing" forbidden words?

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We're increasingly seeing corporate spam filters rejecting our email report. We then have to go through a variety of time-consuming procedures and sometimes just give up. If we eliminate all the words that are causing our emails to be blocked, we're not sure what would be left.

One spam blocker blocked our last report because it contained:

  • "deploying an innovative wireless technology that just might eliminate the need for hotspots - or for wired high-speed service at home." (it didn't like 'hot' and 'at home')
  • "Brian Roberts - "The Opportunity of a Lifetime" (it didn't like 'lifetime')
  • "Next generation video conferencing" (it didn't like 'videoconferencing')

This is too silly for us to be making it up! Your help is appreciated.