Email messages coming to us may be
identified as SPAM at various stages - by Yahoo, by our own
email service provider, by some anti-virus programs and by our own email
browser. Usually SPAM is directed into your SPAM folder if you
have one. Some may be directed to your local mailbox on your own
computer but SPAM may be directed to a SPAM folder at your
mailbox on your provider's server. Your provider will tell you
how to access your mailbox on the server. (You should know this
to help with server-side email housekeeping).
Some non-SPAM emails are identified mistakenly as
SPAM. If you have a SPAM folder (local or on your provider's
server) it is wise to look in it
frequently to see if any Forum emails have been misdirected
there. It is a puzzle why certain apparently
innocuous messages are labelled falsely as SPAM.
Some time ago it was arranged that SPAM was
redirected to the Moderator for who could either delete it or
send it on the Forum if appropriate. This Moderator-checking has
now stopped because a) nearly all the 'SPAM' were genuine Forum
messages, and b) whenever the Moderator was away clearance and
forwarding of messages was delayed.
Our policy now is to allow all
Yahoo-detected SPAM through, leaving it to the Forum member to
make the decision of whether to delete or not.
One useful tip, if you receive an innocuous
and you wish to reply to it, please edit out
reference in the Subject title. Otherwise the 'SPAM' in the subject line