Mail/filters, etc.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by SG1, Jun 12, 2003.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Read letter to Ed. in new PC World today; guy wrote in that "perfect spam filter or program" would be one wherein you enter addresses of whomever, and you'd get mail from those people, period. All else is then considered spam, and deleted; never see it or deal with it (which is annoying part of several programs that I've tried or have bought), imo.
    If it's spam, don't show it to me, or waste my time with it, as the spam far outweighs e-mail from those whom I wish to hear from.
    Our orig. e-mail address got on spammers' lists, but friends had it too; so, I kept it "for the spammers" and to use for anything I have to sign up for, if e-mail address is required... in event that the site I sign up with, "shares my addy with affiliate/partners."
    Then, got other addys, that went *only* to certain people, period; but, a shame that we have to do any of that to fend off dipstick spammers who think my mailbox is for their convenience. Geeze, what gall.
    And (as a further personal preference), I also don't like mail filters that put spam in certain folder on your system: I don't want it on this PC, at all. Perhaps it's not dangerous, in so doing, but spam is spam...

    So... any program out there now, that actually does the above/as described, in 1st paragraph?
    SG1 (Pat)
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    The Netherlands
  3. JayK

    JayK Poster

    Dec 27, 2002
    What you need is a email client that supports selective download and filtering by headers. Quite a few do.
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