Gmail's shift away from reliability towards Censorship 

Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, June 17.

Gmail's shift of focus away from becoming a reliable email 
service and towards becoming snooty and unresponsive 
censors is really changing the email landscape. Right
now they are making Incredimail and Hotmail look GOOD
by comparison. Icloud is gaining in popularity too.

Please tell me what alternatives you have found, and
especially your experiences with them.

Since Gmail is not reliable any more, and you never know
what they have censored, hidden or cut, finding a decent
alternative is getting urgent!

Personally, I don't have that problem, because I use mail 
at I just use Gmail on the side for test purposes,
to check now and then how the Humor letter appears on Gmail.

Have FUN!

Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a NM woman, who shook naked friend off the back of her pick-up at highway speed, causes accidents. Details at Boneheads From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 1944 The republic of Iceland was established.
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David bought his wife a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, his friend Bill asked how she was doing with it. "Oh," said David, "I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet." "How come?" Bill asked. "Well," he answered, "because with a clarinet, she can't sing."
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A Texan, a Russian and a New Yorker go into a restaurant in London. The waiter says, "Excuse me, but if you wanted the steak you might not get one as there is a shortage." The Texan said, "What's a shortage?" The Russian said, "What's a steak?" The New Yorker said, "What the f***g hell is 'excuse me'?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Glamor shot from her FaceBook Tashena Whitaker, 30, Taos, New Mexico Nude Guy Causes Chain-Reaction Highway Crash Truck-surfing dope, 27, fell onto New Mexico hwy A naked man truck surfing atop a Ford Ranger as it traveled on a New Mexico highway fell off the vehicle and triggered a chain reaction crash that left a motorcyclist seriously injured, police report. As detailed in a probable cause statement, a passing motorist told cops that he spotted a naked man standing on the truck as it drove along State Road 522 in Taos last Friday night. The man, later identified as Alexander Werner, 27, fell off the truck “and was lying on the side of the road.” A motorcyclist traveling in the opposite direction “was slowing down because of Mr. Werner lying in the road” when he was rear-ended by a Ford van. The motorcyclist, who is not identified in court papers, suffered a “major head injury” and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Investigators allege that Tashena Whittaker (seen above) helped Werner back into the Ford Ranger, which she was driving. The duo then drove away from the scene of the accident. They were subsequently pulled over by a patrolman about two miles down the road. “Mr. Werner had injuries from the fall and he declined medical attention,” an investigator reported. Werner and Whittaker were each arrested for leaving the scene of an accident causing great bodily harm, a felony. Werner was also charged with indecent exposure and failure to wear a seat belt, both misdemeanors. Whittaker was also hit with a misdemeanor count for driving without a license. A judge set Whittaker’s bond at $10,000 and scheduled her for a June 19 preliminary hearing. Court records do not list bond information or court dates for Werner. Werner’s rap sheet includes prior arrests in the state of Washington for drunk driving, assault, and criminal mischief. Whittaker, a Tennessee native, is a mother of two young girls. On her Facebook page, Whittaker describes herself as a “polytheist” who will “bow only to the old gods and goddesses.” 'Act your age': A judge scolded the 30-year-old mother of two, telling her in court: 'You're too old to be doing stupid stuff like that'. Tech Support Pits From: Peggy Re: Gmail's red banner Do you know about this? Â I'm afraid to click on your emails anymore! Â Please let me know if it is alright to do so! Â Hugs and blessings! Peggy Dear Peggy Yes, my emails are OK, even though the Sniveling Ninnies at Gmail snivel about it. The Sniveling Ninnies think that because Thriftyfun links to, and that FRUGAL sounds dirty to semi-literate North Koreans, they put that silly idiot-banner on. I would love to frugal their turnip and inject some intelligence! Here is what Sir Squirrel just wrote about that: ============== Webby, I admit to being lazy. That is why I have a remedy that takes hardly a second to do. At the bottom of the red strip at the top of your humor letter, the second sentence sez, " Ignore, I trust this message, I Just left click on this but once and all the pictures and the two 'vote now' buttons will appear; right where Webby put them in his humor letter. Kind friend, it works every time for me! Have fun and a good day! ~Sir Squirrel~ ============== Just do the same as what Sir Squirrel suggested. Making a filter, as I have suggested probably more than a dozen times, also helps. Tell the filter to NOT put it into Spam, and to mark it as important. That normally does the trick. I realize that Gmail is too primitive to filter mails into different folders, but you can assign a category letter to emails. Unless you have already assigned the letter H to something else, tell the filter to assign the letter H to the Humor Letter. That too seems to help. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Mary I was having trouble with the idea of turning 30 and was oversensitive to any signs of advancing age. When I found a prominent gray hair in my bangs, I pointed to my forehead. "Have you seen this?" I indignantly asked my husband. "What?" he asked. "The wrinkles?"

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Today in 
0362 Emperor Julian issued an edict banning Christians 
 from teaching in Syria.
1579 Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England.
1775 The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston.
1789 The Third Estate in France declared itself a national 
 assembly, and began to frame a constitution.
1799 Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his empire.
1837 Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent 
was for a process that made rubber easier to work with.
1848 Austrian General Alfred Windischgratz crushed a Czech 
 uprising in Prague.
1854 The Red Turban revolt broke out in Guangdong, China.
1861 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed Dr. Thaddeus 
 Lowe demonstrate the use of a hydrogen balloon.
1872 George M. Hoover began selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas. 
 The town had been dry up until this point.
1876 General George Crook’s command was attacked and defeated 
 on the Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the 
 leadership of Crazy Horse.
1879 Thomas Edison received an honorary degree of Doctor 
 of Philosophy from the trustees of Rutgers College in 
 New Brunswick, NJ.
1885 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard 
 the French ship Isere.
1912 The German Zeppelin SZ 111 burned in its hanger in 
1913 U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American 
 interests in Mexico.
1917 The Russian Duma met in a secret session in Petrograd 
 and voted for an immediate Russian offensive against the 
 German Army. (World War I)
1924 The Fascist militia marched into Rome.
1926 Spain threatened to quit the League of Nations if 
 Germany was allowed to join.
1928 Amelia Earhart began the flight that made her the 
 first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1930 The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill became law. It placed 
 the highest tariff on imports to the U.S.
1931 British authorities in China arrested Indochinese 
 Communist leader Ho Chi Minh.
1932 The U.S. Senate defeated the bonus bill as 10,000 
 veterans massed around the Capitol.
1940 The Soviet Union occupied Lithuania, Latvia, 
 and Estonia.
1940 France asked Germany for terms of surrender in 
 World War II.
1944 French troops landed on the island of Elba in the 
1944 The republic of Iceland was established.
1950 Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney 
 transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL.
1953 Soviet tanks fought thousands of Berlin workers that 
 were rioting against the East German government.
1963 The U.S. Supreme Court banned the required reading of 
 the Lord's prayer and Bible in public schools.
1965 Twenty-seven B-52’s hit Viet Cong outposts but lost 
 two planes in South Vietnam.
1970 North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail 
 line in Cambodia.
1991 The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population 
 Registration Act. The act had required that all South Africans 
 be classified by race at birth. 
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