| Why is the Yahoo! email spam filter not smart enough to know that a Yahoo! stock watch alert is not spam?

Why is the Yahoo! email spam filter not smart enough to know that a Yahoo! stock watch alert is not spam?

R Jones asked:


This was basically a rhetorical question. I have continually flagged these as not spam when they show up in my spam box - does not seem to help. I don’t think adding extraneous email addresses to my address book is necessarily a reasonable solution. Shouldn’t the spam filter check the email address itself to see that the email came from Yahoo! and not some random spammer?

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4 Responses to “Why is the Yahoo! email spam filter not smart enough to know that a Yahoo! stock watch alert is not spam?”

  1. moekittykitty on May 29th, 2009 3:37 pm

    Because the Yahoo spam filter is not really very effective. You are probably missing a lot of good emails as long as you leave it turned on. I turned mine off and have not received any spam at all and I don’t have to wonder why I didn’t receive messages that I know were sent to me.

  2. JSAL21 on May 31st, 2009 5:56 pm

    becuase its an automated email

  3. lucee on June 3rd, 2009 1:33 pm

    The Yahoo spam filter is not smart at all. It’s a piece of software and has no native intelligence. It does not operate in real time and therefore has no way of knowing that your stock watch is not an unwanted piece of mail. Putting it in your inbox and the addressee in your address book will go a long way toward smartening it up.

  4. Joycee on June 4th, 2009 12:07 am

    because its not a reliable program