Re: [NTO] spam
- Axel-Berger@... wrote:
> alice ttlg wrote:We don't. We just delete them with glee! When we can remember....
> > Filtering your incoming mail is much less intrusive to legitimate
> > senders and a much better solution than challenge/response programs,
> > imho.
> Well said. There may be exceptions. I know a church warden with a well
> known and frequently published address he can't easily change and who
> gets 300 spam (spams? Is spam countable?) per day.
> In the experience of all folks here: How do elderly fuddy-duddies who
> just master email
> copy with those challenges?
- On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 07:32:18 +1000, you wrote:
>On Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:54 AMSame here, highly recommended. There is a free version but it's well worth
>Ed Brown wrote:
>> In the distant past there was some (much) discussion on various anti spam
>I've had MailWasher for years--not sure how many! It's great.
paying for the pro version. The best part of it is that it checks the mail 'at
the ISP level' & junk/spam get deleted 'before' it get downloaded to your
computer... great for the junk/spam that has large attachments.
>Free if you have one email address, and I think now about $50 if you have
>more than one.
>It downloads the headers and first 20 lines of each email.
>Pre-marks recognised spam. It seems to have a pretty extensive list of known
>Shows size of each email and whether there are attachments.
>You mark those from friends and it builds a "friends" list.
>You mark any spam it's missed and those are added to the black list. It
>doesn't miss very many, though.
>It has a "bounce" facility, but I don't use that. Seems pretty pointless,
>since most spam is from faked addresses.
>You can also click a button to show all of the text in any particular email
>if you want to.
>When you've looked through the headers and unwanted mail is marked, you say
>"Process Mail" and it opens your email client. You then click to "Receive
>All" and only the good emails are downloaded.
>(You have to have your client set to never check for email.)
>A bonus is that if you're on dial-up and see that a friend has sent a 2MB
>attachment, you can mark that email for deletion, then let the friend know
>that you weren't able to receive their email because it was too big for your
>Updates to paid version are seamless. You d/l the new version of the program
>and run the setup. It picks up all your existing settings. I don't know
>whether you get the same updates with the free version.
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