Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

26 Aug 2003, 17:08 p.m.

Could This Be True?

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

As the Salon Premium support rep, I get the verification requests. "This is John, and I'm protecting myself from spam. Click here once to make sure your letter goes through." And I go to the URL for MailBlocker or SpamArrest or some such and fill out the little form.

The SpamArrest FAQ says: Will Spam Arrest delay my email?
No. In fact, you will save time due to receiving email only from verified users.

Okay, so if I send John an email on Friday, and then come back Monday and see that I have to click the SpamArrest link to get my email to go through, then how does that not entail a delay of two days?