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    Spam News Letters

    I have a small problem. Sometime, not all the time, the Newsletter ends up in bulk Mail (another name for SPAM) in Yahoo. I have marked Woody's Watch as "NOT SPAM". But just tonight I found the Newsletter in the SPAM bin. I get on the average about 150 pieces of SPAM a day. I have to browse the bin to try and insure it only contains SPAM. I have one friend who also once in a while end up in the SPAM bin. The question is "why does Yahoo think you are SPAM"? My system is Windows 98 and I use Explorer. I just found out that Woody's dictionary does not have the word "SPAM" in it. Also no "Yahoo" or even a Woody (they were a sweet ride) (LOL). Sounds to me it is in need of an update?????? You can not deny that they exist.
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    Re: Spam News Letters

    So are you using Yahoo mail online, in your web browser? If so, the settings for SpamGuard are beyond your control. They are either on or off. I have no idea how Yahoo determines spam content, but as you can see it's not perfect (and no spam solution is). Yahoo's SpamGuard does not allow for exceptions or rules. All of Woody's newsletters contain the text W-O-O-D-Y-S-W-A-T-C-H in the body so that email clients that allow rules can identify them.

    Long story short...with Yahoo as your mail service, you don't have a lot of options. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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    Re: Spam News Letters

    Our "Check Spelling" button links out to a third party dictionary. How, when, and whether it gets updated is somewhat beyond our control. Perhaps we should go shopping for a new one

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    Re: Spam News Letters

    Could we ask when their next free update is due? It really is well out-of-date, and recognises very few computery words. And no noble British ones!!

    John
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    Re: Spam News Letters

    Since I use Mozilla, which doesn't seem to support the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> ieSpell Application, I have gotten into the habit of copying and pasting my compositions into MS Word which does a fair job of checking out my spelling. I started doing this when I kept losing my posts, which was irksome to say the least. And now I find it is a very handy way to spell check. I also keep adding in those words that aren't there along with my favorite acroynms. Don't know if this would be a solution for anyone else, but it works well for me! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    It is also a very good way to see if I am missing any of those dreaded commas!


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    Re: Spam News Letters

    Hi Skitterbug

    I also use Word, or one of the text editors I play with, but not for the spell checking.
    If I am starting a new post or reply and anticipate a few edits, or if I intend to insert urls that I have to surf for, I find I can take my time without tying up online time and risk losing the post if my connection to the Lounge disappears.
    Then it's just a simple copy and paste to the post entry page. I still have a copy of my post if I want to refer back to it later.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Spam News Letters

    What I've found is that the Filters seem to operate before SpamGuard. Therefore, a solution would be to create a filter to whitelist Woody's emails: If 'From' contains 'WOODYS' then move the message to 'Inbox'. I'd also set one up for 'From' contains 'WOPR' as well. One or the other of these should see to it that any Woody's emails get sent to your inbox instead of Yahoo's Bulk folder.

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    Re: Spam News Letters

    That makes sense. I have not used Yahoo enough to really understand the ins and outs of its mechanisms, I maintain it as a secondary email account in case a website demands one. Thanks for sharing that though, it's useful information!
    -Mark

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