To help reduce the increasingly large volume of unsolicited commercial email messages - commonly known as spam - being sent to computer.org email addresses from outside sources, the IEEE UCE/Spam filtering service will be changing from the current "opt-in" policy to an "opt-out" policy.
On 13 August 2007, a default spam filtering level, expected to reduce the volume of email sent to computer.org addresses by 30 percent, will be applied to all IEEE Computer Society email aliases. It is designed to filter out email that is extremely likely to be UCE/Spam. In the past, this filtering service had to be individually activated by each user. However, those who do not wish to have the default spam filtering level applied to their IEEE Computer Society email alias can select to "opt-out" at https://csuce.ieee.org and choose the "No UCE/Spam filtering" option, or select a more aggressive filter level. After choosing this option, click on the "Set UCE/Spam Filtering Level" button to save the changes. Subscribers can opt-out of the filtering service at any time.
For more details on why the new policy was implemented, how the policy will improve email delivery through internet service providers and the aggressiveness of the service, visit https://csuce.ieee.org/opt-out-info.html. Questions can be directed to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
*** This message was updated on Monday, 6 August 2007 at 16:05 EDT