How to deal with spam 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Sunday, December 5, 2010

England ran out of road salt already. They are not talking about
Gullible warming any more and are checking what kind of road
clearing inventory they had in the 70s. By mid winter, we have
to expect the same thing here too. If I had money, I would
invest it in a snow blower.

I built quite a few snowblowers in the 70's and 80's in the Yukon, 
and learned a lot about clearing rough country roads. The 
biggest challenge on my mile long road was not the steepness,
but the grouse. During daytime they picked at the bank beside
the road to get at the dry gravel behind rocks embedded in
the dirt. And rolled the rocks down onto the road, where they
hid in the snow. A head size rock will snap the shear-pin in
any big snow-blower.If the shear pin didn't shear off, the
damage would be a lot more expensive. 

That doesn't make changing shear-pins in the dark at -40
a cheerful event, though. On the last one the shear pin was 
easy to get at, with a light permanently mounted to light
the work area, a tray underneath to catch anything I dropped,
and the necessary tools nice and warm in my coveralls.
Good old days!

Have FUN!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Darrell Fudge, 54, of Newfoundland Doper arrested after following GPS cuts deal, dropped off at border FARMINGTON, Maine — A Canadian man who followed GPS directions to a U.S. border post with a pound of marijuana in his vehicle has settled his legal case in Maine by surrendering his truck and paying $490 in fines and fees. Fifty-four-year-old Darrell Fudge of Newfoundland said he never intended to enter the United States on Sunday and he thought the border post was a toll bridge. Instead, U.S. agents searched his truck and discovered the marijuana in a cooler. The case was turned over to Maine police. On Wednesday, Fudge pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and he forfeited a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The Sun Journal of Lewiston says Fudge was then given a ride to the border. Fudge's lawyer says Fudge never wants to visit Maine again.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Lindsay Re: How do I deal with all the spam? Dear Webby, How do I deal with all the spam!!!? I am getting so frustrated, that i don't even want to check my mail any more, but then the pile of mail just gets even bigger! And to add insult to injury, a lot of the spam pretends to be mail from me! Why would I send V****a ads to myself? I am going nuts! Please help. I am new to your list, if you have answered this question before, please don't get mad at me. Lindsay --------------------- Dear Lindsay We all get spam. It would be easy enough to follow the money and lock up the spammers, but as long as it is so easy for spammers to just lease some senators and get away with it, it is not going to get better soon. The paid off senators don't care that 15% or more of the country's productivity is wasted with dealing with spam. There will be a few token showcases, but that doesn't make a difference. You have to learn to deal with spam yourself. Because I have used the same addresses for 15 years, I get between 4000 and 5000 pieces of mail, mostly spam, every day. However, I see only the 100 or so mails, that I actually want to see and answer. The rest flies right by, straight to hell. I use MailWasher to filter the mail right on the server, before I download the good mail, that is left. With MailWasher it is easier than most games to click together very precise filters. For example, let's take my humor@webby.com address. The cost of being on top of Google is that the address gets harvested by a lot of spammers, and so I get about 600 spams a day to that address. None of them have a subject line, that starts with "Humor: ", the way I have been sending it out since 1994. So I make a filter for that. IF the FROM address CONTAINS humor@webby.com and the SUBJECT DOES NOT CONTAIN Humor: then dump it automatically right on the server, (murdered in the dark, unseen by any human). So there! I see on the pie chart about how many spams each filter nailed. A ot of stuff gets nailed by MailWasher even without making any filters, and if you want, you can choose to use their FireTrust blacklist. And for annoying stuff, that slips through, you make filters. If you spend a minute a day making a new filter every day, your mail will be clean very soon. Unlike the filters in other programs, with Mailwasher you can really pile on the criteria with AND, AND NOT, OR, OR NOT, BUT NOT, and so on. And it is so easy, it seems to be a game. I got MailWasher, when it was new, about a dozen years ago, and just asked for a voluntary donation. I hit them with a twenty within an hour of using it. Nowadays it costs $30 for a single user all the way down to $6 per user, if you buy a license for 100 users. Naturally, companies, who don't want their employees to waste 15% or more of paid company time on spam, get a license for each one. Just hit the link to MailWasher, put in your email address to lock in your discount, and download the free trial. Make sure you use a good email address, because they will send the unlock key to that address. Have FUN! DearWebby
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