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05-29-02, 08:07 PM   #1  
Tired of SPAM?

Recently got tired of all the C-R-A-P that shows up in my email inbox and went looking for a good tool to fix the problem.

Found it: "Mailwasher", available as freeware. Go to www.mailwasher.net for the particulars. I've only had it in operation for about a week and I'm impessed enough to send the developer a donation.

Check it out.

 
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05-29-02, 08:40 PM   #2  
Great program, posted about it the other day, I use it all the time, really like the bounce message it allows you to send direct from the mail server.

 
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05-30-02, 12:53 PM   #3  
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That sounds fantastic... works with your email client as opposed to standalone. I have downloaded this and will give it a fair trial. I am now more than annoyed at the pron mail I get these days when I have never visited such sites in my life...

Heads up for that link - thank you very much.

 
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05-31-02, 08:21 AM   #4  
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Ewwww... it doesnt work. It appears to check for mail but never downloads any... yet when I fire up my mail client I do have mail to download??? I have mailed the developer and await his response.

 
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05-31-02, 08:27 AM   #5  
Did you not see what messages are on your server, make sure you set it all up correctly, I understand hotmail and aol won't work on it, but works great for regular isp accounts.

 
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05-31-02, 08:52 AM   #6  
I use Eudora as my email program; works great with that. Check setup under <Tools>, <Accounts>, to make sure your mail server and user name are properly identified.

 
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05-31-02, 08:54 AM   #7  
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I dont have hotmail or aol... I have .com's. Everything is set up correctly - so I just have to wait for the techi support I guess. I may have chucked up a bug

 
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05-31-02, 10:25 AM   #8  
So far the only probelm I've encountered was the inability to add a certain emailer's address to the blacklist. The incoming message had an address of [email protected]. Couldn't get the blacklist option to accept it as a blacklisted address and the wildcard option (I was going to blacklist anything ending in @jakgym.se) wouldn't "test" properly. But I sent the company some spam of my own; went to their website that was being advertised (allegedly seeking job applicants for some mega-money positions - right!). Filled out their application (mickey mouse who lives in orlando, fl) and hit the <send> and <back> keys about 100 times.

 
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05-31-02, 10:41 AM   #9  
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thats the way to do it!

 
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05-31-02, 10:46 AM   #10  
Hey, fair's fair, right?

BTW, the Mailwasher site says support coming in 2 months for AOL and Hotmail users.

 
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