Reverse E-Mail Blockage.....

David dgboles at
Mon Dec 30 21:07:50 UTC 2013

On 12/30/2013 4:00 PM, Eddie G. O'Connor wrote:
> On 12/30/2013 08:48 AM, Tim wrote:
>> Allegedly, on or about 30 December 2013, Mihamina Rakotomandimby sent:
>>> SPAM is very subjective.
>>> I saw users subscribing to several newsletters for an event (say XMas)
>>> and then in February they're too lazy to cleanly unsubscribe: they
>>> just tag the message as SPAM, and they argue it's SPAM because they
>>> dont want to receive the messages anymore.
>>> Dumb, but true.
>> I've seen that often enough.  When the "this is spam" button simply
>> configures their own software, it's merely a dumb thing to do.  But when
>> their mail client's "spam button" *reports* the message as spam, it
>> causes problems for the senders, who did nothing wrong.
> I'm not doing that though, I don't intentionally sign-up for anything
> and the deliberately mark it as spam when I'm no longer interested.
> Every mailing list I've joined I have a genuine interest in, or it's a
> hobby of mine..( I see no
> real way that my email address got out TO the people who are using it as
> a spam receptacle! All I want is for the mail that I have no intention
> of reading to be sent either to my spam folder...or else the trash! I
> guess for now it'll have to be me adding addresses to my filter, until I
> can get a handle on the Spam Assassin thing..or else I might have to
> just block everything..and then create filters for the stuff I DO want!
> but one way or the other...I intend on handling this spam issue before
> the end of the year!! Thank you all for your input...some of those ideas
> I'm definitely going to try out.....heck ANYTHING'S better than being
> "strapped" to your computer for hours at a time!

I see that you are using Thunderbird. You do know that TBird has a built
in Spam feature? It is named "Junk" in the account settings for each



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