The following is the second in a series of articles in a new section entitled, "The Organized Genealogist." This is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
I'm not sure why, but I really hate spam mail. Just seeing one of those crappy messages makes my blood pressure go up a few points. You can find dozens of anti-spam products and services that claim to filter out the junk. In my experience, they vary widely in effectiveness. Some work well; others do not. Even worse, some of the anti-spam products will also occasionally delete legitimate, non-spam messages. This is known as "false positives," blocking something that should not be blocked. While I dislike spam, I positively cannot tolerate having legitimate messages blocked.
I have found two great solutions that block 99% of the junk and yet allow most of the legitimate messages through. In fact, the two solutions are variations of the same thing but with slightly different methods of implementation.
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