Lost in _Reception_?
Over the last decade I’ve lived in seven cities across five countries on four continents. Prior to the explosion of social networks (erm, Facebook) I depended critically upon email as a means of staying in touch with people across enormous distances and multiple time zones. The possibility of a probabilistic spam filter (which is to say, any useful spam filter) mistakenly junking legitimate email from friends and family worried me enough that I didn’t deploy one until quite recently.
Just over two years ago, I was approached by BoxSentry‘s CEO, Manish Goel. His vision includes eliminating the email loss (“false positives”) caused by spam filters. As this problem is close to my heart, I joined the company and am still here.
This blog is a place for links and thoughts about the mistakes in spam filters that cause mail-loss, and the resulting damage to the people and organisations who depend on those filters.
This blog is me, writing on my own behalf. It would be incorrect to cite my writings here as being an official position of BoxSentry. That said, my opinions and BoxSentry’s positions run pretty close on many issues, and Manish has encouraged me to publish a blog on this topic. So, while my writing is part of my work with BoxSentry, it is not a channel for BoxSentry’s marketing messages.
I also maintain a personal blog.