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Old 04-07-2005, 08:02 AM
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Reading Mail w/ Spamkiller On

After getting killed with spam last year, I started using spam filters in Q4 2004. after trying several (a big mistake to try several) I settled on McAfee spamkiller.

However I did not know that in order to read filtered mail the mail program (e.g. outlook) must be set to read only from local mail address instead of the actual mail server (e.g. !!!!

Some mail trickled through so I was thinking that I had things worked out properly. It probably only received mail when the mail program is actively looking at the mail server but when not actively polling it's possible that all emails sent (several hundred post-spam filtered messages) were undetected by me and still UNREAD!!

ALL my email addresses were still set to the actual mail server:

and several others for personal and work-related purposes!!

I just changed the incoming mail server to read out of the local McAfee post-filtered bucket and am getting hundreds of missed messages.

I will go through all of these this weekend so if you had not received any responses to emails for the last few months, I will try to get through all of these now.

So if you get a really late reply from me, this is why.

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Old 04-07-2005, 08:55 AM
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I just thought you were ignoring me

I feel your pain. Got stung with this myself, but worst of all it was on a few systems I maintain for others. Very cute how they use the loopback address, the good news as you've already discovered is it caches the messages.

Happy reading.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:34 AM
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I use Thunderbird from Mozilla. Had to as I started getting LOTS of spam and mail from Nigeria ... happened since I signed up with a well known "free" photo "bucket" online.

Filters well and the filtered stuff can be saved to a local folder. to check for errors.

No problems so far and its free.
Christopher Chin

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Old 04-07-2005, 12:08 PM
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Wow! Talk about aggravating. I can only imagine the damage this program has done to those that are less computer saavy than you Juro. The fact that a few messages somehow make it through while most our blocked is really bad.

I'm also using T-bird and have been for about a year now. You have to "train" it built-in Spam filter but after a short while it does a good job weeding out the junk. The thing I miss is having a built-in calender like Outlook does. I use the Mozilla Sunbird Calender and it's fine -I just wish it were integrated with the email in a single program.

The Firefox browser is superb! I can't recommend it enough ovr IE.
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:27 AM
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I have to recommend F-Fox too as it helps weed out many problems. Juniour uses explorer at home and I use F-Fox. The spyware, Bots, Malware and "bad" cookies he accumulates is amazing. I have almost none.
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