This is so true.

I wonder if using a statistical/learning filter would help in categorizing real messages, but by priority, rather than the more common by category technique.

Those are two programs that do it, with links to more. Might be worth a shot.

--Rob Meyer, 19-Nov-2004

I recognize the problem... Sometimes it's a corporate culture thing. Our company is heavily MS oriented, and most people aren't really that aware about how things work behind the scenes (that the email they're composing in MS Outlook will bog down the network just because they have a 500kB signature in the form of a PPT-file containing sound and cool graphics).

It's very common that people send out email containing nothing but an attached MS-Word document, itself containing three lines of plain text *sigh*.

--, 25-Nov-2004

A low email quota is a good way to kill that sort of behaviour :).

A friend of mine once got angry at these people using Powerpoint as an email program, took a webcam, and TALKED his message into it, sending a 300 MB video email to the poor recipient.

They took the hint.

--JanneJalkanen, 25-Nov-2004

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