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    Re: Amazingly inconsiderate
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2006 May 22, 21:12 -0700

    Red wrote:
    > After it jammed my email download via dialup, slow line, and TOLL CALLS twice
    > yesterday, I had to go into the email server and nuke the entire message without
    > any idea of what it was, except that it was incredibly impolite to find that
    > sent as a list email and, even worse, to find the list server hadn't blocked the
    > attachment.
    Many email programs have a feature to block messages which exceed a size
    threshold. For example, I have Thunderbird configured for 5 k max.
    Anything bigger, only the first few lines are displayed, and I have to
    click an approval button to download the rest.
    Based on your header, it appears you are using Outlook Express. Try
    this. Click Tools, Message Rules, Mail. Select the Mail Rules tab. From
    there it should be pretty clear how to proceed. If the default max size
    isn't right, you can click on it to alter the value. Be sure to select
    the Stop Processing More Rules box. If you overlook that (and it's
    easy), the message is subject to further processing by any subsequent
    rules in the list. That can cause unexpected things to happen.
    You can also set up a rule to block emails with attachments.
    It's important to use your ISP's web mail interface or some other means
    from time to time to verify your mail client is cleaning up the server.
    If you set things up wrong, the mail you reject remains on the server.
    It may take some experimentation to get it right. Ideally, you probably
    would want to avoid killing the filtered-out mail on sight, so you
    retain the option to download it anyway.

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