May 02, 2006

Update to yesterday

Before we started using Outlook for our mail at work:
Total SPAM received in my Inbox= 0 since October 15, 2005.

After we started using Outlook for our mail at work:
Total SPAM received in my Inbox= 3 in 24 hours.

Yeah, SOOOOOO much safer for us, Mr. IT Shit for Brains.

PS Still not forwarding my mail.....

Posted by caltechgirl at May 2, 2006 12:26 PM | TrackBack

Now now CTG... He MUST know best, right? Isn't that why he makes the big bucks? ;-)

Posted by: Marie at May 2, 2006 04:48 PM

I fully agree with you. I don't know why IT'ers like Outlook, other than for the job security. Same same happened at a place I used to work only it was whatever email came with the Netscape Browser. Had virtually z e r o SPAM with Netscape. Switchover to Outlook...and ya needed a shovel to deal with the overload.

Cartman rules!! (most of the time)

opps, got an error message on this, sorry if it posts twice.

Posted by: David Drake at May 2, 2006 05:35 PM

Ick...I stopped using Outlook a while ago..sorry to hear about your mail woes...

Posted by: Lisa W at May 2, 2006 06:32 PM

I use Outlook. I actually like it, but then again, I have had no exposure to anything else. Not even at work.

This is what you do-
Create a rule that makes the incoming emails have to be sent twice. This will eliminate ALL $pam coming in to your inbox, since most $pammers have no way to counteract because it's the nature of $pam to be sent only once from any particular email addy.

Good luck!

Posted by: Rave at May 2, 2006 06:39 PM

What does Outlook have to do with getting spam or not? Presumably if you were getting none before, there was spam filtering in place that is now gone, so it's a question of addressing the spam filtering.

Are there really people out there who get as few as three a day? That's so cool. If I were taking no efforts to filter mine, between all addresses I would be receiving at least a couple hundred a day.

Posted by: Jay at May 2, 2006 08:31 PM

With Outlook do you still have remote access to your emails? With a web-based system, you can check your email anywhere, but isn't Outlook a program on your computer? Seems really inconvenient...

Posted by: Cardinal Martini at May 3, 2006 11:12 AM

We also have Outlook Web Access. Which I use, as I REFUSE to use Outlook.

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 3, 2006 11:24 AM

IT departments like outlook because it intigrates perfectly with all the other Microsoft software they use. Its designed to go with Office on the desktop and a Microsoft Exchange mailserver. No compatability worries, seemless intigration. Providing, of course, you only use Microsoft software.

Also, there is a modern variation on a older expression: "Noone is ever fired for buying Microsoft."

The fact that Outlook is actually a quite poor piece of software isn't really relivent.

Posted by: Suricou Raven at May 3, 2006 03:13 PM

I can relate, as I put in my own home-grown anti-spam system before being assimlited by M$. We use Outlook due to integration reasons - Palm device has to integrate with Billing/Timekeeping which has to integrate with Email. I know when you first are forced to Outlook it really really stinks. I didn't want to buy Exchange and Outlook, but the industry I work in doesn't allow freedom in the software arena.

Posted by: CynicalGeek at May 4, 2006 12:54 PM

Assimilate. There.

Posted by: CynicalGeek at May 4, 2006 12:55 PM

We used to use Pegasus... spam = very little cost = free
Now we use Groupwise (Cos we use Novell too)... took way too long to learn but... spam = virtually non existent cost = more than Pegasus :-)
Outlook... wassat? We have it installed but no one uses it cos it sucks...
Now if we can just convince TM to drop MSoft and go Linux Apps all the way...

Ah well we can dream can't we?

Posted by: RobC at May 6, 2006 02:08 PM