Darla, you know what's the saddest thing about those spams asking you to help get money out of Nigeria? You get them because someone in Nigeria, usually some really dirt poor person who has to use an internet cafe where they can rent a computer by the hour, was sold a "spamming kit" of software, often with their last bit of money, and they were promised it was a way to make lots of money over the internet! They aren't sophisticated enough to realize no one is falling for this any more, so it's really the sales of the spamming kit that's still making the slyme-balls money, not the spam itself any more. Chip ________________________________ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darla J. Rogers Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:10 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Comcast Comcast has its own internal filters, I believe; I was very surprised I got a post from my friend whose ISP is loveable.com She has a Comcast account, as well, but she did sendit from the loveable.com address, and I got it. On the other hand,I'm getting a lot of posts from Nigeria and Russia tryhing to get my bank info; I can't believe people still fall for these scams, but I know they do. Darla ----- Original Message ----- From: Charles Atkins <mailto:catkins@xxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:43 AM Subject: [tabi] Re: comcast made a TABI message into spam! Why can't Comcast disable it? I'll risk sounding silly! ----- Original Message ----- From: Easy Talk <mailto:easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:49 AM Subject: [tabi] Re: comcast made a TABI message into spam! I have earthlink as my email provider and I also disabled the spam/junk filter because some important messages can get blocked. One of the advantages of windows mail in vista is it has a built in junk mail so by disabling the spam blocker, I can look at or delete the trash when I have time. Robert ----- Original Message ----- From: Allison and Chip Orange <mailto:acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:19 AM Subject: [tabi] Re: comcast made a TABI message into spam! for many people, dealing with the comcast spam filter is probably pretty difficult, so this may be the best way (just to disable it). The spam filters though available to the ISPs are generally worlds better than what's available to end users on their pc; but if you don't get much spam, it probably doesn't make much difference. if you've had the same email address though for years, as we have, we get a lot of spam, and it does make a difference to have comcast do some of the filtering. Chip ________________________________ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Elizabeth S. Bowden Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:10 AM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: comcast made a TABI message into spam! or you can disable spam on the comcast end, and do it yourself? ----- Original Message ----- From: Allison and Chip Orange <mailto:acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:08 AM Subject: [tabi] comcast made a TABI message into spam! Hi all, just an fyi that the comcast spam filter took the message from Betsy recently (on the new scanning product from Serotek), and put it in my spam folder there. in order not to miss any TABI messages, you may want to go into your spam folder on comcast, and tell it this is not a spam message. the message is below. hth, Chip ________________________________ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Betsy Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:47 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Fw: Serotek Introduces DocuScan Plus Thought some might find this interesting. Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of accessible multi platform and cloud-based solutions which can be accessed from anywhere, is proud to announce the release of DocuScan Plus. This innovative software allows persons to scan and read documents from any computer with an attached Twain-compliant scanner, sound card and internet connection. Serotek's DocuScan Plus offers high-quality optical character recognition, (OCR), to convert the printed page in to text. This self-voicing application can read both printed pages from a Twain-compliant scanner, as well as many types of PDF files, including those containing text and those containing only images. The software also supports scanners with duplex and ADF (automatic document feeder) capabilities. DocuScan Plus can convert scanned documents in to MP3 audio files for playback on many portable devices, and the software can even convert scanned materials in to the popular DAISY format. For Low Vision users, DocuScan Plus also offers a full Screen Magnifier for the reading of scanned text. This magnification option, when combined with the self voicing features of DocuScan Plus, allows documents to be comfortably read from the screen as well as via text-to-speech. Materials can also be saved in Large Print. In this way, documents can be scanned, printed, and shared with friends or viewed offline under a Video magnifier. "We wanted to create an affordable application that really took in to account the way we access the printed word in the 21st century.", said Mike Calvo, CEO. "We don't spend all our time on one computer, or even one device anymore, so why should we be using software based on that model? When we make a product like this, with a feature set that's useful to people with a wide variety of disabilities,and it's just as easy to use from the classroom computer as it is from home, we believe it has the potential to open a lot of doors that have remained closed until now." The DocuScan Plus software can be used as an installed program from your personal computer, or it can be accessed from any computer simply by visiting http://www.DocuScanPlus.com <http://www.docuscanplus.com/> . The program may be purchased for only $299, or less than one third of the cost of < /span> other scanning solutions. Other features included are: Braille Conversion: DocuScan Plus contains Braille translation options, allowing you to convert your scanned pages and PDF files into a variety of different braille formats based on the specific translation table you choose. Save To Kindle: Wirelessly Transfer scanned documents to the Amazon Kindle for reading on the go using the Kindle's built in text to speech function. Export Scanned Text: Save documents and materials to a computer or portable DAISY player for offline reading. Encrypted Online Storage: Save documents securely to the cloud and retrieve them from anywhere. Additional Synthesizer Support: Choose from a variety of synthesizers for use with this self-voicing application. Additional Support For Mobile Platforms: DocuScan Plus will support some external camera and mobile phone platforms. This functionality will come free with DocuScan Plus and it is currently scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2011. DocuScan Plus may be used independently of any other Serotek software. The application can allow persons to read the printed page with any Windows-based computer, regardless of whether any access technology has been installed or is currently running. For more information, please call Serotek Corporation at (612) 246-4818, or email us at sales@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:sales@xxxxxxxxxxx> . Visit the official DocuScan Plus web site at http://www.DocuScanplus.com <http://www.docuscanplus.com/> Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.