From: Lizard Blizzard
Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:44:46 -0800
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> On Thu, 09 Jan 2003 09:17:05 -0800, Lizard Blizzard
>>I don't believe I said any such thing. As I have said, I already use
>>Procmail to filter my emails, and it works, somewhat. And I said that
>>if Mail Washer does the same, I know what Procmail's limitations are
>>concerning false positives and I would not recommend it. For someone
>>that uses email for their business, it would be plainly unacceptable to
>>have false positives when something as important as a sales lead or
>>order comes into the inbox and gets deleted as spam.
>>So until Email Washer is more forthcoming on how their filters work, I
>>still don't see how anyone would trust it. Think about it: if it
>>falsely deleted a spam and the user never knew about it, then the user
>>would fully trust the program, not knowing that it was causing grief to
>>people emailing him. "Didja get my email?" No!
> Ok look, its pretty obvious you're not going to take the word of a few
> people who've used it and like it, and its very .... make that....
> extremely obvious that you have not even tried it once or you'd know
> that it shows EVERYTHING that's on the mail server, not in your
> personal in-box, then gives you options to set up filters, determine
> what is to be blacklisted, bounced, etc.....it LEARNS but it never
> does anything automatic....rather it gives you the options of what to
> do while maintaining your blacklist. There is no possibility of
> accidental deletion of email you wanted. At the same time, anything
> you blacklisted, bounced, deleted before...is pre-tagged for you, but
> won't ba acted upon until you tell it to. The nice thing is it does
> this at the server, not your inbox, so after processing, you launch
> your regular email app and it only retrieves what's been left on the
> server after Mailwasher.
> Its simple. For crying out loud download the thing, try it one time,
> THEN talk about what it does or doesn't do, and frankly, I don't see
> where anyone gets off saying that if a website doesn't explain in
> detail how their software implements it must not be very good. I
> thought the website explained just fine.
> Third grade coloring book simple...... it WORKS and it works GREAT.
> Try it before you decry it.
Well from your further description, "its very .... make that....
extremely obvious that" what I said is what the program does: It
doesn't filter, it just parses and tags the emails for the user to
delete. This doesn't really save the user's time, it just transfers the
waste of time from one procedure, JHD, "just hit delete", to tick the
delete boxes and then process.
Like I said, I already filter (and yes, it does its own filtering) and I
ignore the Procmail and it does what it does, *without any
intervention*, as the email arrives, and bounces the spams back to their
source. And I go on about my business and very seldom see any spam in
my inbox. Mail Washer _does_not_ do that, and I find that unacceptable.
But I also find that my filters, on occasion, have a false positive,
and so I'm looking for something better, _not_ something that I'm
And *again* you took what I said out of context. I *did not* say that
"their software .. must not be very good". Can't you understand that?
>>>>>>>On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 13:18:22 -0800, Lizard Blizzard
>>>>>>>>zoldoff wrote: [snip]
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PUNCTUATION - Apostrophe
Incorrect uses: (i) the apostrophe must not be used with a plural
where there is no possessive sense, as in ~tea's are served here~;
(ii) there is no such word as ~her's, our's, their's, your's~.
Confusions: it's = it is or it has (not 'belonging to it'); correct
uses are ~it's here~ (= it is here); ~it's gone~ (= it has gone);
but ~the dog wagged its tail~ (no apostrophe).
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