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I have yet to find a way to get rid of all the junk mail we get on
this list.  There is more trash than appropriate messages, and I find
I don't have the time to wade through the filth and junk to get to the
sewing stuff.  So I won't be around for a while, until the jerks
either go back to school, or someone filters them out.

Teri

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Teri, alt.sewing is not a "list" and it's also not e-mail.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USENET

Complain to gmail (google.com), maybe they will be able to
filter more of the stuff out for you.

I use motzarella.com for my newsreader, and see almost none
of it.  The few which do slip through are easily dealt with
using the block list and filtering capabilities of Outlook
Express.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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It is so much better to use a newsreader to access USENET than it is to
go through a web portal like Google.  Try it, and you'll see.  You'll
never willingly go back.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Dear Beverly,

Olwyn Mary wrote to me and helped me to get signed up for Motzarella.
Well, I'm signed up now, but still have not been able to filter out
all the junk.  I don't see a way to do it.  And my computer speak is
about as illiterate as foreign language.  This is a Newsgroup?  I know
it's not e-mail.   Whatever, I get more junk than I do sewing related
stuff.  If Motzarella is not my answer, I guess I'll just not come
back for a while.

Teri

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On Sat, 30 May 2009 12:18:30 -0700 (PDT),
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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    Motzarella is not anyone's answer, because the
free news servers do not filter out the crap.

    I used this one for years, it's $5.00 a year, and
worth it. It DOES filter out the crap.

    http://news.datemas.de /
    
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Ciao,

        Serge

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Thanks, Serge.  I'll try that.  My daughter, much more computer
literate than I, said she would help.  I got to the stage where I was
to highlight the stars before the names of the unwanted posts, and
they did not disappear when I deleted them.  Then I gave up until I
saw your post.

Teri

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote in
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 if you are reading online through Google Groups, you have no one to
blame but yourself. this is not a moderated group, & Google doesn't
give a rat's ass if Usenet is destroyed by spammers. they do nothing
to stop the abuse.
 if you want to eliminate the spam you see, get a real newsreader,
with filters. learn to *use* the filters. i use xNews, which is free
& has excellent filter capability. i rarely see any spam in this
group, or the silly trolls either.
 if your internet provider doesn't carry Usenet, there are several
newsfeeds you can subscribe to. the ones you pay for tend to have
better spam controls in place, but there are free news feeds as well.
lee

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Terri.
The junk can be a hassle. After being away for 18 days ,I came home
today to find my news group loaded with so much "stuff" I couldn't
believe it, well actually I could. I will not read the group on google
for just that reason.It takes me a little  time to go through it and put
what I don't want cluttering up my connection but by using a regular
news reader < news.motzarilla.org > I can sort it out faster and read
the threads I want and put the garbage address in my killfile.


Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Welcome home, Juno!  My we've been a travlein' group,
Sharon, Emily, Juno...      who else?  ;-)

I agree about using Mozerella, and my filters just keep on
growing.

Beverly, busily making some minor modifications to the kilt,
DGD dances in Vancouver B.C. toward the end of June.  Wish I
had my passport. :-(



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BEI Design wrote:
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Thanks Beverly,
I love being away but love to come home, too.
Not having a passport to go to a place that was easy to get to in the
past can be a hassle.
NY has a special driver's license now that can be obtained to cross the
border to Canada, from NY. It cost more than a regular license but less
than a passport. I'm sorry you'll be missing the next competition.
BTW I had lunch at the Captains Table last Tuesday.My  CC neighbor and I
went fun shopping and out to lunch.
Juno


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Juno B wrote:
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I always have that same reaction, too.  "Away" is fabulous,
interesting, different, all the things you want in a
vacation trip, but "home" is where the most comfy bed is.
;-)

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I had the date on my calendar, I just forgot about the new
passport requirement.  Sad, I have been back and forth to
Canada many, many times in the last 48 years.  I just
ordered a copy of my birth certificate, so I'll get my
passport soon.  I thought I had a birth certificate in the
safe-deposit box, but nope.  :-}

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I hope your lunch was nice.  We loved our dinner there two
years ago, we were able to sit outside, and the food and
service were great.

Beverly



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