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    SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    Oh, help! I wasn't able to touch my computer this weekend and as a result, between the few e-mail address I have, I got 5 actual, real-live messages and over 900 spam e-mails. It was very hard to sort through it all to find the "Real" mail without outlook sorting it out for me. (I was sifting through all this via my webmail accounts.)
    <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>I'm fed up! I'm fairly certain that I once saw here a program you could use where everyone who sends you an e-mail who is not on your "trusted" list gets an e-mail back with a password to have them confirm that they're not spamming you. From what I understood I could create a list of "Trusted addresses" and anyone not on that list would get the confirmation email back... for anyone else, it would go right through.
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    Big problem, if you order anything off the net and the company sends you a "Confirmation email" you will not get it. Like wise to any sign ups that require a confirmed return.

    You could NOT even sign up for Woody's newsletters and or Post notifications, because there are all machine run.

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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    KT,

    See my <post#=359074>post 359074</post#> re:emoustrap.

    It will do that and more. It's good.

    About DaveA's post. If you were expecting a confirmation email you could just go into the messages received tab in MT and "authorize" it, same for someone, not on your email list but one you want to allow.
    Obviously, I receive emails from the Lounge or Woodies OK also. It's just a matter of setting up your options. Very easy to do.
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    KT,
    Are you wanting to do this from the webmail option?

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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    I guess I'm lucky. My ISP has a free mailblock feature which I've used for two years now, in conjunction with Mailwasher. I've set the mailblock to block ALL email from Yahoo, Hotmail and a few others that seem to be mostly spam. Of course, I also have to put in "permit" rules for the handful of people I know who use domains I'm blocking. Mailwasher Pro is a great program and I'm so glad to have it on board to help me supplement what the ISP mailblock does.

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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    Al,
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    I've set the mailblock to block ALL email from Yahoo, Hotmail and a few others that seem to be mostly spam
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    Yes, I've done the same thing with mousetrap. It allows you to block entire domains and allows exceptions for any specific addresses within the domain.
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    I use the older method of checking the message for spamliness and then throwing those into a separate folder that I skim through every so often (people who use Incredimail seem to tick off the filter, some ads are legitimate). I'm still using the free version of SAProxy, which is now rather old. In order to work well, you need to train it with a pile of good mail and a pile of bad mail. This is a bit of a hassle using the free version. Still, it's good enough that I haven't gone shopping for a new one yet.

    Here's my old SAProxy Stuff page. Other useful links include Dan Wing's SAProxy FAQ and Kelvin Smith's Customizing SAProxy rules page.

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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    Hi KT:
    900...yeech! One of the simple things you can do that will handle the vast majority of all spam is to have a rule (or whatever it's called in your email program) that says that anything without your name in the To or cc field goes into the trash. Then all you have to do is set your rules (or filters) for subscriptions to ezines, etc. that don't use your name to be processed first. After awhile, almost all SPAM will go into the trash.
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    Patience darling.. my server-side spam filter is almost in place.
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    Mike...(where did you come from?) You're killin' me... unlike the rest of the assembled, I know intimately how much other computer stuff you have to do at home aside from worrying about the spam filter... I'm also afraid that it won't do the job once it's in place (or kill off things I actually need as even with the rules I've implemented I still get stuff thrown in the trash... even stuff from you. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>)

    Dave - The great thing about having my own site is that I can tell XYZ company that my e-mail address is XYZ@theladywolf.com... and all that goes into a little folder just for XYZ... it also serves a greater purpose that I can see if someone sold my name without permission... and I NEVER give permission. But I would set up an exception for that address once I put it out there (if I ever actually cared about getting e-mails from them) Also, no... I didn't need it on the webmail... just before it got into Outlook.

    Viking - I think that may be what I was thinking of... although Mailwasher sounded a lot more familiar to me (thanks Al)... I'll try them both out... (if <img src=/S/wolfman.gif border=0 alt=wolfman width=18 height=24> in his almightyness lets me...hahaha)

    Phil & Jefferson - yea, that's my method more or less right now... but most of the SPAM got my address from my websites, from spiders I would assume... and I've missed a few legit ones that were tossed because I didn't catch it amongst the crap. I have so many aliases that it's rather rough to figure it all out. I'm mostly worried about my college page... I don't get e-mails often from the site but when I do I don't want to throw it out just because 99.9% of the rest of what I get in that box is garbage! I've recently been going through my sites hiding the e-mails with javascripting but it hasn't seemed to help...

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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    You'll have access to edit your own server side rules. Also, any email addy you have that you want to go to /dev/nul, let me know. In the mean time,. you MAY install one of the said packages. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    Oh thank you kind sir... <img src=/S/sarcasm.gif border=0 alt=sarcasm width=15 height=15>
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    I've always used Sneakemail as a first line of defence. If I have to give up an email address, I log into my account there and create a disposable address specifically for the requestor (website, etc). If I start getting junk, I know exactly who it came from, and I can then send them a flaming Sneakemail regarding my thoughts on their business practices - and delete the address if the crud keeps coming.

    The basic service is free, and they offer "premium" features for $24 USD annually.
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    Re: SPAM....Must...Shovel...Out

    >>> Patience darling.. my server-side spam filter is almost in place.

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> I think if you check, you'll find your wife's name is KT, not Patience. <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>

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    She's MY wife, so I can call her whatever I want. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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