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GUEST,Dale Tech: Drowning in spam--any recent/new ideas? (27) RE: Tech: Drowning in spam--any recent/new ideas? 21 Nov 06

My ISP uses Postini to grab the vast majority of Spam before it even gets to my inbox. Right now there are 113 messages that are quarantined at their site. Until just now I had not looked at it since Sunday night when I dumped the lot that had previously accumulated, so you can see that I do get a ton of junk.

I can look at it freely if I choose, but mostly I give it a quick scan. I have it set for aggressive setting. In the beginning a few messages failed to make it past their rules, but a manual add to to approved list fixes that sender from that point on. I haven't seen a message that I thought ought to have come through in maybe a year. I have manually added a few irritating senders that managed to get through. That fixed their wagon but good.

They give extra notice if a virus is included in any of the mail they stop. Not one single virus laden message has gotten through since they started using Postini.

If I happen not to check it, it is automatically dumped ever so often. I usually try to check maybe three times a week. I suppose I ought to let it go a week at a time so I can see exactly how much good it is doing me.

How many get through to my inbox? Most days none. MAYBE a half dozen per week.

I have a couple of hotmail accounts. The one I give never give out never has spam. Of course, it doesn't get used for good stuff much either, does it?

Back to the subject. POSTINI I recommend it, but it is an ISP decision, not the individuals.

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