Re: OT - Spam
You could do this, but if you use the Rules feature rather than the Spam
Filter feature, you can tell it which senders or recipients or subjects to
delete individually. It's a small nuisance, but there is some satisfaction
in consigning each spammer to the outer darkness as they pop up. When I
download my mail these days, my Deleted Items folder fills up at twice the
rate of the Inbox folder.
on 01/05/2003 2:22 AM, Gordon Couger at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> There are a lot of good spam fillers out there but you don't want to
> automatically delete messages. sort the spam into a folder. All the spam
> filters get some real email with the spam and some sam with the mail. I get
> over 200 a day and they are not hard to manage with a good spam filter and
> sorting the meal to folders.
> Keep your work address as free as you can from news groups and such where
> spam bots can harvest it> Get a second account to in fact wiht the non
> working world. You will have less problems at work and less aggravation all
> The government, big ISPs and some other stake holder are going try to patch
> things up to reduce the problem but the way email works it can't be fixed
> and be backward comp with old email systems.
> Building a much more secure email system is quite possible one you get
> everyone to agree on the method, format and such. Well I guess it isn't
> possible after all
> Gordon Couger
> Stillwater, OK
> To: "histonet"
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:46 AM
> Subject: Re: OT - Spam
> : on 29/04/2003 8:21 AM, marjorie lehman at Marjorie.Lehman@unilever.com
> : wrote:
> : >
> : > It would appear someone got hold of the Histonet list.
> : > I started getting those Urgent Request things and delete anything that
> : > like one now.
> : > Then I started getting other ads, including ways to "improve" certain
> : > anatomical features I don't have!! Why anyone would send those to a
> : > named Marjorie is beyond me!!
> : > The final straw was when I started getting offers for videos entitled
> : > Girls, Girls" etc
> : > I contacted my IT people and they told me they are working on it.
> : > Answer). Their advice is to not open them if you can recognize what they
> are &
> : > never, ever answer them -even the ones which say click here if you don't
> : > us to send any more.
> : > Marjorie - a person of the female persuasion
> : >
> : >
> : If you are using Outlook Express, you can use the Rules feature to send
> : things directly to the delete file, without you having to see them. It
> : doesn't stop them arriving, but you don't have to know about it. I expect
> : other mail programmes have a similar feature. And it is very important not
> : to answer - doing so confirms for the spammer that your e-mail address is
> : valid, and you'll be deluged with the stuff.
> : Lesley Weston.
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