27509Re: [peditors] Re: OT: moving to new Palm and new computer
- Jun 3, 2006On 6/3/06, Steve Kunkel <kunkel321@...> wrote:
> On 6/2/06, dmccunney <dennis.mccunney@...> wrote:Which do you use? We're an Outlook shop at the office, and have
> > On 6/2/06, Steve Kunkel <kunkel321@...> wrote:
> > > > Make that "i.e.":
> > > > - i.e. = Latin "id est" = that is
> > > > - e.g. = Latin "exempli gratia" = for example
> > > >
> > > > -- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian,
> > > > Orthoepist, and Philological Busybody
> > > > a.k.a. Mark A. Mandel
> > > > [This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]
> > >
> > > All righty then. what does 'RSVP' stand for?
> > 1. Repondez s'il vous plait.
> > 2. Resource Reservation Protocol.
> > 3. Revolutionary Surrealist Vandal Party.
> 4. Rock-Solid Viagra-Penis
> Sorry ... That was uncalled for! IT's just that our firewall at work has
> been letting so many "penis pill" spams through that it just POPPED in
Barracuda appliances installed with an Outlook plugin to update the
filters. Works pretty well, and I don't normally see Viagra spam. I
do get a lot of penny stock stuff, though that's beginning to decline
as the Barracudas get trained.
I also run a free, open source spam filter called SpamBayes, from
http://spambayes.sourceforge.net It's written in Python, and can be
installed as an Outlook plugin (default), or as a proxy server between
your mail feed and your email client if you don't use Outlook. I've
been *very* happy with it.
The only problem with the office setup is that I have a Blackberry,
and I think the Blackberry redirector sees and forwards the mail
before Barracuda does... :-(
A few years back, before we got the Barracudas, I had a maddening
problem. One of our clients was sending data to us for a project we
were doing for them as PGP encrypted attachments to email. On a
random basis, their email was simply disappearing. No error messages
on either end, but no email either. I wound up setting up an FTP site
as an alternate delivery mechanism for them.
We finally found out what had happened. We had installed a spam
filter for email (because *one* user had screamed about spam). The
spam filter was randomly deciding that something in the client email
met its definition of spam and was quarantining the messages, but not
telling anyone it had done so. Once the mail admin looked at the
quarantine folder, there were all of the missing emails from the
All I could do was laugh when I heard about it.
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