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Topic: Off Topic - Spam + New discovery(OT) (24 lines)
1) From: Gary Townsend
Hi John & Gene ! About the spam problem, I get around the spam problem, by using 4 different accounts. a hotmail, yahoo, an earthlink (my provider) and an Army. Like you John, I use my hotmail account, primarily for family. I learned that any time you request a catalog, download anything from CNET, (or anything free, for that matter) you are going to get spam. When I was deployed, I lost internet access, for about 5 months, which turned out to be a good thing, hotmail-wise, as the spammers all got 'bounced out' and quit trying to send me more messages. I was up to like, 30- 40 a day. So, I re-activated my account and viola- spam free, and all filters turned on. Same with yahoo, it's free, has 10 megs, I can order catalogs online, use it for all my commercial traffic, and I think they have a pretty good filtering system, for free. I like free... free usually means spammers, and once in a while, something sneaks past all the filters, and into my inbox, and I report it, and that
 s it,
 never again.But i do get about 8-10 in my 'bulk' account. I read the subject lines, just in-case its from a list - member, and if it is, I just add thier address in. easy, semi-simple and free. My other accounts I use for work, and it's something I use for news groops, and letters, but i 'm going to lose the earthlink account when I move, next month, and switch to a satalite system, as I 'm moving to a more rural area. 
This was kinda long winded, must be from the caffiene, but solution, get another account, transfer your addresses, and let it die-off. don't use it, clean it out, or anything, and let itself bounce the spammers back to the rocks they crawled out from. Then re-open it after it reaches it's limits...worked like a charm for me..
On- topic, I'm enjoying a 3 way blend after roasting 4 lbs with my new heat-gun, this week. I bought a Melitta - 1 cup filter and cup from the DAV ( Disabled Vets Store, in town...really nice people there, and the $ goes to a good cause. Even if I don't need anything, I feel compelled to buy something...and I picked up 3 popcorn poppers for $2. each ( as backups, you know) over the last month...I'm stock piling them. I noticed something that escaped me, before...i had my grinder set for an espresso, earlier, and ground without looking.I was not about to waste it, so I put it in the filter, a paper one, that I found in the back of my cupboards.  I boiled some water on the stove, and when I added it to the open filter, slowly, of course, it expanded a lot. (the grounds poofed up). I then added the rest of the water, and it was the best coffee I had in weeks. Suprise, suprise, suprise... Now I think I'll get a French Press, because I finally got hit over the head with what I've 
 been
 'missing' taste wise, in my coffee.
 
From: Wandering John John.S.Abbott>Subject: Re: +Off Topic - SPAM
I shut down my personal domain about three weeks ago.  I was getting 20 to 30 an hour on week-ends.   I have opened several Google mail accounts - this one for the coffee list - another for the rest of the world and a third just for family.
What amazes me is that I have NEVER used my Direcway account  Except to tell family the domain server was off-line.  In the past week I've received 25 pieces of spam on that account!!   They all take the form  "Re: [2]"  where the number changes.  The sender is different for most of them.  And good old Direcway (the most expensive way to the Internet) doesn't offer any spam filtering!
John - loving a pork free life in the slow lane
On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 14:39:43 -0500, Gene Smith  
wrote:
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The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a
replacement. Gary
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