Everyone and his Mum is working on an anti-spam program, but just the same as with AV programs it's a "game" of cats and mice - one side changes something to catch up or get away and the other immedeatly makes another change - and the people on each side are no dummies either.
Neither virii or spam mail are going to go away soon or quick - it will probably get a lot worse before it gets better - all we , the little end user , can do is ride it out.
The difference as I recall is that Copernic will search the "Web" plus "News User Groups" all together, while google is one at a time; that is one has to search the web and later in a separate effort, search the news users groups. I still like google better. I understand that yahoo.com is developing a search engine that will do almost as much as google.
And that yahoo.com is working on an anti-virus program that may stop spam. It seems to me the only real way to stop spam is to have an approved "list" of addresses that no one can send email to without an invitation. Then, if one of the approved members start spam, kick him out into the no-man's land.
----- Original Message ----- *From:* Victor Firestone <mailto:vlfll@xxxxxxxxxxx> *To:* pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Thursday, March 04, 2004 10:07 PM *Subject:* [pcductape] Re: I use Copernic Agent
I used to use Copernic aeons ago - now I mostly use google for generic stuff and specialized search engines for more specific stuff Using search words , phrases and boolean most of the time 99% I find what I am looking for pretty quick enough
TTFN - Vic /
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