What to do about spoofs 

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Memphis Man Steals Date's Car, 
Goes on Another Date
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1829 William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter. 
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_____________________________________________________ Amy and Jamie are Old Friends. They have both been married to their husbands for a long time. Amy is upset because she thinks her husband doesn't find her attractive anymore. "As I get older he doesn't bother to look at me!" Amy cries. "I'm so sorry for you, as I get older my husband says I get more beautiful every day." replies Jamie. "Yes, but your husband's an antique dealer!" ___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Kelton Griffin, Memphis Tennessee Memphis Man Steals Date's Car, Goes on Another Date Police in Memphis say a man stole his date's car And drove it to a date with another woman. Police say a woman reported her car stolen after Kelton Griffin went to her house to take her on a date. WMC-TV reports that Griffin stopped at a gas station and asked the woman to get him some cigars. A police report says while she was gone, he drove off in her Volvo. Later in the same Saturday evening, another woman contacted the victim and told her that Griffin had taken her on a date. That woman led police to a drive-in movie theater, where they found the Volvo. Griffin was in the driver's seat and police arrested him and charged him with theft of property.
Tech Support Pits From: Elizabeth Re: What to do about spoofs Dear Webby, The weird characters you mentioned today also come from mail written with Microsoft WEIRD and Microsoft Live Mail. There apparently ARE ways to fix that and force their crap to use standard encoding, but one would have to read the instwuckshions. That unfortunately is not fashionable with THAT crowd. Now for today's question: There is a real epidemic of spoofs coming into my mail box. I know they are just caused by a virus, or rather by people who are too stupid to protect their machines from viruses, and I don't blame ebay or PayPal or Mypostcards or Hallmark or Citibank for being spoofed about, but isn't there something that can be done about it? We can put people into space and eavesdrop on terrorists, you'd think these scammers could be nailed with today's technology! I know the government is useless and the politicians are busy trying to guarantee themselves a warm place to shit and have other prioities than the tax payers, but can't the IT industry come up with a solution? Yeah, I know, look at Vista! Some solution! In the meantime, what do YOU suggest for dealing with this unholy crap? Elizabeth Dear Elizabeth Yes, I know that the government COULD use the spamcops to identify the scammers, but as you said, they have other priorities, and most likely some bleeding heart liberal judges would make identifying scammers just as illegal as eavesdropping on terrorists. Look how it took Russian hackers to expose Broom Hilda's crimes, which are now ignored and the witch hunt is about who might have gotten groped or laid by Trump. As mentioned before, I use Mailwasher. It recognizes those spoofs and marks them as KNOWN and to be deleted. When you hit F6 to process, it dumps them without ever downloading more than a few lines of the header. You can even make filters. For example, if you don't know anybody in Russia or Nigeria, then you can set it so that mail from there gets dumped without even showing in the list. MailWasher of course looks at the actual and hidden sender address. It completely ignores the faked one pretending to be your bank. A lot of scammers forge your own address as the sender address, even the underlying hidden address. No Problem, Mailwasher can deal with that too. I have used the same addresses since 1993, and they are probably on ever spammer's CD in the entire world. That does not bother me one bit. MailWasher takes care of them all. Have FUN DearWebby

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Today, July 23 in
1715 The first lighthouse in America was authorized for
construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts. 

1827 The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA. 

1829 William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first

1877 The first municipal railroad passenger service began in
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

1886 Steve Brodie, a New York saloonkeeper, claimed to have made a
daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River. 

1904 The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO. 

1914 Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the
killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. England
used that as an excuse to start World War I. 

1938 The first federal game preserve was approved by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service. The area was 2,000 acres in Utah. 

1945 The first passenger train observation car was placed in
service by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. 

1952 Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew
King Farouk I. 

1954 A law was passed that stated "The Secretary of the Navy is
authorized to repair, equip, and restore the United States Ship
Constitution, as far as may be practicable, to her original
appearance, but not for active service, and thereafter to maintain
the United States Ship Constitution at Boston, Massachusetts." 

1958 The submarine Nautilus departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
under orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine." The mission was to be
the first vessel to cross under the north pole by ship. The
Nautilus achieved the goal on August 3, 1958. 

1962 The "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live TV
broadcast to Europe. 

1972 Eddie Merckx of Belgium won his fourth consecutive Tour de
France bicycling competition. 

1972 The U.S. launched Landsat 1 (ERTS-1). It was the first Earth-
resources satellite. 

1984 Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her crown after it
had been discovered that nude photos of her had appeared in
"Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to resign the title. 

1985 Commodore unveiled the personal computer Amiga 1000. 

1986 Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster
Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996. 

1998 U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more
than 50 "carbon-copy" mice, with a cloning technique. 

2000 Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France. 

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