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    Re: Missing messages (for Dan Hogan, etc.)
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2006 Feb 8, 15:37 -0800

    > [Original Message]
    > From: George Huxtable 
    > To: 
    > Date: 2/8/2006 1:52:28 PM
    > Subject: Missing messages (for Dan Hogan, etc.)
    
    [SNIP of SPAM Problem]
    
    > How can we deal with this? First, is it really a genuine problem,
    affecting many Nav-L members?
    
    I am having the same problem my Spam filter marks certain Nav-L messages as
    spam.
    
    > Second, am I right in diagnosing it as a spam-filter problem?
    
    Definitely a SPAM filter problem.
    
    > Second, can we at least be sure when we are missing messages? Would it be
    possible for Nav-L to
    > attach a serial number to each message, incrementing by 1? Could this be
    appended to the "subject"
    > line, perhaps? Or even automatically inserted as the first line in the
    text? Then, we could be quite
    > sure about what's being missed. I am no expert on such matters, so have
    no idea whether such a
    > suggestion would be impossible to implement, or trivially easy.
    
    Both. Most individual ISPs have their own Spam Filters and individual
    computer users  have spam filters.
    I would use only ONE program.
    
    One need to know and understand how each Spam Filter operates. The are NOT
    alike.
    
    > One approach may be for me to ignore Nav-L incoming Email altogether, and
    instead go to the website
    > archive. Would that fix the problem?
    
    That's doing it the hard way. Find out how your spam filters the messages
    and how to set the ALLOW filter.
    Also the problem can occur with the way the Email Client program produces
    the message headings and addresses.
    
    My ISP (Earthlink) has their own Spam, Virus, and Pop-Up programs I
    switched to hem from Symantic.
    
    I get 2-3 Nav-L messages in my Suspicious Message file a day. I OK them for
    incoming mail and they seem to not repeat.
    But you need to check in the suspicious file of what ever Spam Program you
    use. And don't set it to delete ALL Spam.
    Use the built in filters of the program
    
    > It seems that those damned spammers are destroying the usefulness of
    emails. Must they win?
    
    I hope not.
    
    Dan Hogan
    dhhogan1@earthlink.net
    http://www.offsoundings.info/navl.htm
    
    
    

       
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