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5 months ago by Peter Rylands

Term of the Week: What is Graymail?

Otherwise known as ‘ham’, Graymail isn’t spam. It’s email that someone has opted-in to receive but doesn’t really want. Why would someone opt in to this, if they don’t want it? The contact may have been to a conference or signed up for a competition; often they will be asked for their details so they can…

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3 years ago by Adestra

What’s the problem with Graymail?

In my previous post I gave a bit of background to where the concept of graymail came from. In this post I want to ask, why is graymail a problem? For users Most people have more than one inbox (I have 5 for different purposes, don’t ask), and people use their inboxes differently. Broadly speaking,…

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3 years ago by Adestra

What is Graymail?

Between 2004 and 2010 some of the biggest ISPs (Internet Service Providers) held a conference called CEAS, the Collaboration, Electronic messaging, Anti-Abuse and Spam conference. Sponsored by Microsoft, its purpose was to share research and insights on the technological aspects of dealing with email services and, in particular, spam. At the 2007 conference a paper…

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