Originally Posted by levig
thats a nice setup but say a mates email gets on your spamlist then your kinda screwed if he sends you anything
Yes, that's a problem with computers - you should never trust them to do things automatically, especially when it comes to filtering and deleting of emails.
It's bound to do things you don't want it to - for example, before I got SpamBayes I set up an Outlook rule that automatically moved messages to the spam folder and used a keyword based list - so where it detected certain keywords that you get in spam it would automatically get shunted into the spam folder.
However, this meant that some quite legit emails from friends got binned by accident, and as I don't always check the spam folder often it wasn't until around a week or so later until I read and replied to their message.
Sometimes, it's quite easy to fall foul of the anti-spam filters inadvertently by writing in a certain way, by using phrases or keywords which the machine defines as "spam" or indeed by using certain configurations in your email program.