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The LISNews daily email goes out to about 4,000 people at last count, so there's bound to be plenty of bounces every day. One or two bounces a day are often from some kind of email content filter, Guava seems to particularly hate the LISNews emails. Last week I used "from the no-boobies-for-you dept." on a filtering story and I learned just how many libraries out there have email filtering in place.
I was really surprised at the number of bounces the word boobies caused from Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. I didn't notice any from North America or anywhere else, so it seems email content filters are more popular elsewhere. I can understand the arguments behind filtering web access, but I'm not sure I understand why you'd want to bounce email that contains "unacceptable" words. Is it a SPAM thing?
Can anyone out there on the other side of a mail filter comment on what it's like?