Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Time Filters
- You are correct ... it is a search filter, and one that only applies to the search widget (not to be confused with the custom filters in 'Options'). Nevertheless, it makes searching for messages with respect to dates now possible in Y!Mb. For example, in your case, since today is May 25, 2007, we can use May 26, 2007 as the starting point:May 26, 2007 == 1180152000
So the search construct is:date:>1180152000
The rest is simple ... take a quick look to check if any of the results is legit, and if they're all spams, use Ctrl+A to select all messages in the search tab, then send them to the spam folder.
I agree it'd be nice if it can be automatic, but if 2500 of the 2600 spams you received has a future date, this could save you some trouble still.
http://360.yahoo.com/toomuchgreentea----- Original Message ----
From: dwineberg <dwineberg@...>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 6:37:56 PM
Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Time FiltersWhat you describe appears to be a search filter. What I tried to
describe was a spam filter, that would apply to all e-mail with a date
greater than today's. It's not that I want to find Bob's e-mails from
a date range (I can do that pretty easily in my folders) but a
permanent spam filter that prevents messages dated tomorrow or 25
years from now from clogging the system. Those e-mails make up almost
all the spam I receive. I used to fiddle with the 15 filters Yahoo
allows, but I'd still get 20 a day in my inbox. If a 16th filter would
be added - that would block e-mails by date greater than today's date
- it would save Yahoo tons of aggravation.
It would also be useful to have a spam filter that blocks e-mail with
Today if I want to block From:, I have to type in text. But it's the
From:s with no name that I want to block. There's no way to block
e-mail From: blank.
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