I just want to tell everyone who participates & lurks how much I really
enjoy this newsgroup. Although the spam posted here has increased a bit,
lately, overall, I think we enjoy relative quiet from that front.
I know lamenting spam in a newsgroup will do nothing to abate it. Afterall,
those cretins don't want to participate in discussion. They just want to
However, one thing I have noticed lately: Since posting here, and in a few
other groups, I have been getting drowned with email spam. I have forwarded
copies of these to the postmasters at the originating ISP, to no avail. I
complained to my ISP, to no avail. I considered faking my email name in my
posts, but since I have had great conversations from people who have
emailed me, I decided not to "punish" them by making it more difficult to
email directly to me.
What to do? What to do!??
I researched my options, and lo and behold, it turns out the answer was
already on my system!
In short: I am running an NT4.0 system, and enjoy using MS Office97 Outlook
for my Email, and the NT supplied Internet News for my ng reading.
Outlook has an available Rules Wizard. Go to Microsoft's webpage to check
it out. I heartily encourage anyone using Outlook to use this tool! Now,
anytime I get email spam from savetrees.com, ***promos.com,
targetmail.com (those three seem to be the most active), my system makes an
explosion sound and then deletes that email.
- Just thought I'd share, even though its off-topic.
Help keep me off the net! Send me polymer clay & czech seed beads!