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OK, the local telephone company is my ADSL provider and used to have a relatively spam free e-mail service. But, alas, they fell into the grip of SBC about 18 months ago and Yahoo was forced on me against my will. Conservatively, even after having enabled the Yahoo spam filter and purchased Norton Internet Security which provides a decent anti-spam program, I'd guess 90-95% of the mail that reaches me here is pure junk, you know, penis enlargement or Cialis deals (I mean, really, at age 65 and with borderline high-blood pressure, I should be so lucky as to be a prospect for such meshugass :) ) or land opportunities in Uzbekistan. Might someone be so kind as to recommend a good, free e-mail service, one without ads or other cripling invasions of privacy? If there are good anti-spyware and other useful programs out there, certainly there ought to be an e-mail nirvana somewhere, eh?

 

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Try gmail. Its from google and you must be invited to get an account. And because Gmail has pop support next download thunderbird from mozilla and configure it's to automatically deleate spam without putting it in your inbox.

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I sent you a PM with my email address. Send me an email and I will give you a gmail invite. Good luck in your fight against spam.

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Also if you want to learn how to avoid spam and how you even start to get it. Check out this free class from cnet. It talks about spam and spyware, so if you just want to learn about spam skip the first two lessons (even thought they are quite good if you want to learn about how to get rid of spyware as well).

 

http://courses.help.com/courses/overview.j...d4961ca93e9d595

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Wow. Three rridgely posts in a row. Where's my image... /grin

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I just wanted that guy to thier know thier was a new post. I seem to recall you doing the same a couple of times.

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I just wanted that guy to thier know thier was a new post. I seem to recall you doing the same a couple of times.

 

 

 

/razz :P:lol:

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Tarun & rridgely,

 

You guys must know each other, eh? :)

 

Seriously, rridgely, thanks for the help in depth. For most everything but business computing these days, I'm a Linux user. I do use Windows 2000 Pro for some personal requirements, however, never having been willing to shell out for the licenses for XP and other supporting software, and I say that not to ignite controversy here but rather to explain in a way how CCleaner has helped make what time I do spend with Windows more enjoyable. Using CCleaner, my Windows performance has been enhanced measurably. I've managed to deal with spyware reasonably effectively also, having been snooped on, hijacked, schmijacked, you name it. So why not take on spam next? I mean why me with the penis enlargement schpeels? :)

 

Again, thanks rridgely.

 

jlowell

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Tarun & rridgely,

 

You guys must know each other, eh?  :)

 

So why not take on spam next? I mean why me with the penis enlargement schpeels?  :)

 

Again, thanks rridgely.

 

jlowell

 

 

 

Only online.

 

About those pe-mails (penis enlargement -mails). I told my best bud who gets them all the time they must be trying to tell him something. I never get'em. ;)

 

G-Mail and Thunderbird make the perfect pair. :D

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About those pe-mails (penis enlargement -mails).  I told my best bud who gets them all the time they must be trying to tell him something.  I never get'em.  ;)

 

 

 

 

ROFL! same here... although... i get enlarge your breasts spam LOL, I just forward those to my GF lol j/k

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I would recommend an gmail account. I have never got any spam since I started using gmail. Also it comes with a great interface that is easy to use, efficient, and feature-rich incl "starring" of mails, archiving, searching, atom feeds, etc.

 

Also a good idea might be to have more than one email address. When you sign up on websites, forums, newsletters, subscriptions of various kind, services, etc you use one email address. And then you have another "main" email address which you use for friends and contacts.

 

Many sites ask you for your email address and then resell it to spammers, etc. In most cases you can get by without revealing your real email address.

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