WSO Newsletter - December 2002
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December 2002 ISSUE: 063
2. Need Spam Management? Try MailWasher!
3. Please Don't Forget About $5.00 Extra Domains
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It has come to our attention that some WSO customers think we
are sending spam e-mails or are allowing our servers to be the
source of spam e-mail. Please be absolutely assured, we DO NOT
sell or make available in any way your personal information
(including e-mail address) to anybody, period.
Spammers have many techniques for tricking e-mail systems into
showing headers that are false. For example, just about anybody
can send an e-mail and put somebody else as the reply to
address. Spammers will also put illegal names in the FROM
header and often this is misinterpreted by mail servers. The
result is that it can look as though the mail originated or was
sent from the mail server that is delivering the mail (the WSO
Of course we can't stop somebody from sending you a spam
message. But, you can be assured we have not provided these
spammers your e-mail address or allowed them to use any of our
servers to actually send the e-mails originally.
-> ARTICLE #2: Need Spam Management? Try MailWasher! ===========
MailWasher is free. It is a very interesting program that can
help put YOU in control of fighting spam. The basic concept goes
Let mail washer download your mail and analyze it. In seconds it
can determine, with fairly good accuracy, which mail is real
and which is spam. You can make it smarter by adding your own
filters as well. Once MailWasher has "washed" your mail, use
your regular e-mail program to download and read your e-mail.
There are probably several best ways to use MailWasher, but for
those of you who normally leave your e-mail program open all the
time, try this. Shut off the auto-check in your main e-mail
program. Instead, let MailWasher auto-check. When you want to
read your mail, click over to MailWasher (it minimizes to a
small icon in your system tray for convenience). Make any
adjustments to the proposed deletions and then press "Process
Mail". You can then have MailWasher bring your main e-mail
program to the forefront where you can hit the check button to
actually download your washed mail.
Using this method there is very little inconvenience but a huge
savings in time because you don't have to deal with all of that
junk mail. After you use it for a while it will become second
There many options (but not too many) and there is an on-line
FAQ to answer your questions. Try it out and let us know how it
We do not make any money if you use MailWasher and we do not
know, nor have we ever talked to, the author of the software.
But if you use it send him a few bucks, he deserves it.
-> ARTICLE #3: Please Don't Forget About $5.00 Extra Domains ===
Do you have a Virtual Domain or Commerce Plus account? Want to
get more value out of it? Why not host another account for only
$5.00 per month?!
Get all the details here:
If you have questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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