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Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:19:32 -0500

Lauren Weinstein <lauren@vortex.com> wrote:

The fundamental problem with spam folders, of course, is that they
tend to be ignored by recipients,

This is a symptom. The fundamental problem is that people assume that email is a reliable communications medium.

There are simply too many, often vigilante, email systems and anti-spam techniques, to ever again believe that sending an email is equivalent to someone getting it. Often, these systems are employed by the ISPs who don't let you opt out and don't tell you that you were opted in, and don't tell you when the rules change. And even more often the senders are never notified that their email was accepted for delivery and then discarded, so they don't know it didn't get through.

The failure here is on the SEC who thinks that legal notices or requests are valid when sent by email instead of registered letter.

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