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We need to petition Microsoft- re: e-mail Spam
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Spence    Posted 11-28-2002 at 09:12:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok, we all know the real way to get spam out of our mail. Your right, the INCLUSION Message Filter instead of the existing EXCLUSION filter.

This way if you know who are all the people you will get mail from you just put their address on the inclusion list, everyone else gets excluded.

"No way" you say, "but the advertisers won't
be able to get thru to you"

Yup, and here we have the real reason why MS won't allow it.

How can we provide for the advertisers? MS can offer the inclusion option at a higher price, forking over the money to US advertisers in some way, like tokens and such.

Whadya think???


DeadCarp    Posted 11-28-2002 at 11:50:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're right - i currently use a shadow email address (nytes@saintly.com) for signing-in to purposes and i haven't looked at those in a year or so, BUT my real email address is scattered all over every website i administer on maybe 50 pages. Anything that's ON a webpage is considered public domain, so their search engines just rob ya blind and you get the spam. I currently delete maybe 30 spams/day.

Only way to prevent that is NEVER post your email address on the net. If you DON'T have a lot of pages out there, but you still WANT to let people email you,(for ordering or something) here's a useful tip - post your correct email address, BUT replace the @ symbol with the word "at". (People know exactly how to fix it, but machines don't recognize it as an address) Aren't you glad we can think but machines only mimic? :)


Note:    Posted 11-28-2002 at 09:59:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hotmail offers just that option"mail from approved sources ONLY"(sic)in their filters.I'm sure other services also offer such filters. Only bad thing is if you post a question somewheres or such NOONE can get back to you with an answer.Or someone with 2 addys,ie:home/work would have to be listed both ways.
I use two addys,one for trusted friends,family,other for web cruisin,boards etc.
If you are using MS Outlook Express Filters and
such are under Tools-Messages-Rules.


Spence    Posted 11-28-2002 at 10:22:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good tip! Thanks.

I use yahoo for my garbage mail or when I want to get entertained with some pretty weird mail. I go in on occasion to clean up. If ever that stuff got into my provider mail box I'd have to pack it in.


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