Hi Jan, Nice to hear your ISP is helping with the Spam. My ISP filter also was blocking Topica, so I had to put it on the white list. My blocked Spam emails run around a hundred a day. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jan L. Hodges" <Siriuswriter@xxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 9:17 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: New Virus | Swen was an absolute nightmare even if none of the attachments were ever | opened on my computer. In less than five days I received more than 1200. | They were either a variation of the Microsoft security patch type or | apparently warning me of a failed message attempt. Each virus laden message | had an attachment of between 146-153k. | | Earthlink was caught totally unprepared and never did initiate any measures | to warn or protect their customers or their own servers. Outlook express | would crash from the onslaught, web mail would fill up so quickly you | couldn't keep up. Or sign in because "authentication servers" were down. | | When I consulted Pobox.com, my mail forwarder, I found they have spam | filters which I had never activated. Once I did, mail ran so much more | smoothly. I don't know how they do it but they caught very little that | wasn't spam. Interestingly, the few pieces of legit mail was from Topica | groups. For whatever reason, Topica seems to be problem prone as far as | being identified as spam. | | Jan...who is no longer with Earthlink | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.