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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
04/05/04: Slow mail
Tech Support Pits:
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My mail program is getting slower by the day, it seems.
How do I fix that?
First clean out your IN mailbox. It should only have
today's unread mail in it. (If you tell me I should do what
I preach, you can get your own coffee!)
While that may not be practical or possible, consider it
a goal to strive towards. Move mail immediately, after
glancing at it, to mailboxes that you name as:
Second, shorten your spam blacklist, or dump it.
Spammers nowadays just forge their sending addresses
anyway and never use the same one twice, so why bother
with a huge blacklist? Just set the blacklist ot "age off" in
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