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A Whitelisted Christmas

by Max Barry
Tue, 23 Dec 2003

For some reason the number of UN invitation e-mails that bounce back asking to be "whitelisted" has rapidly increased lately. Whitelisting is when your mail filter bounces back e-mail from anybody not in your address book, usually requiring them to send a second message to confirm they're not a spammer.

This is pretty effective at keeping out spam, but it's also effective at keeping out much non-spam, like your UN invitation or password replacement e-mail from NationStates. So if you use a whitelist and are expecting an e-mail, make sure you tell your filter to accept e-mails from