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From: "Phil Moody" <>
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 16:14:42 -0500
References: <bkhaf0$38i$1@titan.btinternet.com> <20030920112814.68452.qmail@web41702.mail.yahoo.com> <whewitt-963330.10424020092003@news3.news.adelphia.net>


"Barbarossa" wrote:

> Chico, what Mac-OS are you using? The Mail.app in Mac OS-X
> has an adaptive spam filter (as do many third party e-mail
> apps.) Set correctly, spam will be deleted before you even see
> it. On my old Mac at home (Mac OS 9.2.1) I am getting a least
> 600 per day. My server ( ucsd.edu ) quarantines them, but I
> still get a notice.
>
> Many spam filters also include "key word" filters - Viagra,
> Nigeria, Microsoft, &c. Of course, by adding "Microsoft" to the
> filter's key word list you would not receive this e-mail!
>
> That's why I always spell it 'Micro$oft' . ;^)

PLM: It appears that OE 6 offers it's users more flexibility than your Mac
e-mail software. I can specify where it is to look for keywords; such as the
Subject line, or the body of the text. If it finds a keyword, I can have it
automatically delete it from my server without ever seeing it, nor backing up
my mail server. I can use these filters on my Mail and News Reader.

Furthermore, I can set OE 6 to Download all my Mail without Opening a single
post until I choose to do so. This gives me the luxury of Previewing the
content of the Post before I open it, and thereby containing anything
malicious waiting to be released by opening the e-mail. It will also remove
any Attachment for me - if I choose to do so. In the event it was an
Attachment I wanted, I merely change my settings, and the Attachment is
restored to the e-mail - unchanged. Even with these rigorous settings in
place; I still keep my OS and Symantec software updated regularly:-)

It would not be prudent for me to filter Microsoft; since I get real mail from
them. I occasionally attend their seminars, and I have received Windows XP
Pro, and Small Business Server 2003 (ships in November) at no cost; so this is
about $1,000.00 in Free Software. I'm not sure which edition of SBS they are
sending - Standard, or Professional, but I will use it if they send me the Pro
edition; because it will have Office with Frontpage built in. If they send me
the Standard Edition (retail $699.00); I may try to barter it for some Legit
software I can use - like Office 2003:-)

Cheers,
Phil


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Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"





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