Coury (coury) wrote in suggestions,

E-Mail Filtering For Paid Users

E-Mail Filtering For Paid Users

Short, concise description of the idea
Have the server that handles the redirection of e-mails automatically filter the e-mails that come through if the user requests it.

Full description of the idea
E-Mail filtering for paid accounts and permanent accounts. Many e-mail servers don't filter e-mails on the server. They usually leave that up the the client to filter... A lot of people that have accounts on these servers don't set up filtering on their client, use a client that doesn't have filtering, or just don't use a client at all. I check my e-mail from school every day. I get e-mails from teachers that I need to read. Some people like to sign LiveJournal paid users up for spam e-mail (porn, advertising, etc.). When I check my e-mail at school, anyone thats standing behind me can see my screen. If the LiveJournal e-mail server could be set up with a simple spam filter, this would probably make many people happy.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Many spam e-mails would be filtered before they reached users' inboxes.
  • Would be an added perk of having a paid account.
  • Members could choose whether or not they wanted this feature turned on or off.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Server load would increase.
  • A longer delay between the time an e-mail is sent to the time it reaches its destination
  • Paying for or writing the filtering code would be a pain. (I know nobody would really want to do this.)
  • Some filters think that some e-mails are spam when they're not causing people to not receive messages (the user would be able to turn the feature on or off).
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Buying, finding, or writing the code and creating a patch.
  • Patching the server that handles the e-mails and the LiveJournal server so that and on/off option would be listed in the persons preferences.
  • Tags: paid account email alias, § implemented differently
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