Re: Spammed to death in this list

From:Lesley Weston

If you are using Outlook Express, at any rate the Mac version, you can use
the Rules feature to identify spam and send it straight to the Delete folder
without you having to see it. At first, you have to tell it to remove each
individual sender, recipient or subject, which is tedious, but after a while
the data base is built and you see far fewer pieces of spam. They still
arrive, but you aren't aware of them.

Lesley Weston.

on 11/06/2003 1:02 AM, oswaldo at wrote:

> Dear histoneters,
> I usually handle a certain amount of spam (maybe 20% or 30%) with not
> too much pain (thanks to Mailwasher: However, since
> posting at this mail list I have noticed a huge, enormous increase on
> the amount of spam received daily. No doubt it is related with the
> archiving of all the mails and their unrestricted access to the
> addresses-harvesting bots. As I see it, there are only a number of
> measures to solve this situation. The first of course is individual, to
> post with a fake address. However, it is a pity if we cannot know the
> real address of the people posting, as there is no opportunity for
> private exchange/discussion. The other individual solution is to
> unsubscribe, something I have even thought about. There would also be
> some collective measures related with the access to the archives only to
> subscribers, or archiving without the from: field, although I understand
> these could be unpopular or technically difficult.
> Anyway, I'd like to collect some opinions about how people handles the
> multiple offers of enlarging some parts of our anatomy and reducing some
> others, which come through this list. To me, these are simply too many
> to continue posting here with my real address. This is the last one.
> Oswaldo

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