Freepages-Help-L Archives

Archiver > Freepages-Help > 2003-06 > 1055288753

From: "Heidi Page" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] WARNING re Spam Blockers
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 18:46:08 -0500

I don't have mail-washer but I do have Earthlink, and their spam-blocker &
filter system works well for me. For instance, it would be impractical to
add the address of everyone on this list, so I set my filter to allow
through every email with "FreeHelp" in the subject line. I also have
filters set to let through other emails, and then I have turned on
earthlink's "Agressive Mail Scrubber", which destroys any email that isn't
from someone in my address book. So, each email message in my box is first
run through the filters I've defined; if the email doesn't meet the
criteria I have set up with my filters, the "Aggressive Mail Scrubber"
destroys it. Hence, I don't see unwanted spam in my mailbox. It might not
work for everyone, but it works great for me!

Heidi Page

> [Original Message]
> From: Forrest G. Plumstead <>
> To: <>
> Date: 6/10/2003 9:32:08 AM
> Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] WARNING re Spam Blockers
> Hi Pat!
> Thanks for the tip, that was something I didn't know. Now that I do I
> find that my recommendation for mail-washer even better. Mail washer
> shows you what is on the server before downloading your mail and then
> lets you decide what you want to do with it after you see it. Even if
> you have marked something as spam before, if it comes up again and you
> decide you want it this time all you have to do is uncheck it then
> process and download your mail. The only drawback (Temporary I hope is
> that it does not work with all mail systems yet) To find the address for
> it click on my link below for beginner page or favorite links. Happy
> Hunting Everybody!
> On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 17:17:46 -0400 Pat - List Admin
> <> writes:
> A friendly word of warning from your List Admin:
> Anyone who has the same email address for more than a few weeks is going
> to start to receive spam/porn emails. It is an unfortunate fact of life
> on the internet. Everyone has their own "pain" threshhold, where spam
> is no longer a minor annoyance, but starts to interfere with our
> enjoyment of the internet. At this point, the temptation to subscribe
> to one of the spam blocker services is almost irresistable.
> However, before succumbing to that irresistable urge, please remember
> that most spam blocker services "work" by blocking all incoming mail.
> They reply to the incoming mail with a message that says something like
> "click this link to add your address so your mail will be accepted by
> me".
> Unfortunately, RootsWeb list mail is sent by automated servers. They
> can't "click here". They can only execute/respond to the commands for
> which they have been programmed (send mail, subscribe, unsubscribe,
> etc.). If you decide that you need the help of a spam blocker to screen
> your incoming mail, you will not be able to receive list mail from
> Freepages-Help or any other RootWeb mail server unless you add the
> address manually to your "accept" list for incoming mail.
> Pat Asher Freepages-Help List Admin
> <mailto:>
> ==== Freepages-Help Mailing List ==== To Unsub from Digest Mode: send a
> new message with only the word UNSUBSCRIBE to
> mailto:
> ============================== To join and access our 1.2
> billion online genealogy records, go to:
> ><>Forrest Plumstead<>< San Antonio, TX, USA
> Family Web Page
> New to Genealogy?
> Favorite Links
> .html
> ________________________________________________________________
> The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand!
> Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER!
> Only $14.95/ month - visit to sign up today!
> ==== Freepages-Help Mailing List ====
> Bookmark the Freepages Help Pages:
> ==============================
> To join and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy records,
go to:

This thread: