Junk Mail

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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gpjteri
Teri, alt.sewing is not a "list" and it's also not e-mail.
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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
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.
Reply to
Pogonip
in news: snipped-for-privacy@h18g2000yqj.googlegroups. com:
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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enigma
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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gpjteri
On Sat, 30 May 2009 12:18:30 -0700 (PDT),
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.
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Sparafucile
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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Teri
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
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
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
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. ;-)
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. :-}
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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BEI Design

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