Firefox for Anit SPAM, or only good for SpyWare?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by lbbss, Mar 17, 2005.

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    lbbss Guest

    Does using FireFox (as opossed to Internet Explorer) help redure Spam you
    get. Or is it only useful to combat Spyware. Thanks
     
    lbbss, Mar 17, 2005
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    Gordon Guest

    lbbss wrote:
    || Does using FireFox (as opossed to Internet Explorer) help redure
    || Spam you get. Or is it only useful to combat Spyware. Thanks

    Firefox is a BROWSER, in other words it doesn't do email.
     
    Gordon, Mar 17, 2005
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    lbbss composed the following;:
    No. Firefox does absolutely nothing to combat spam.

    The opossed ... are they like an Opossum but different?
     
    Paul - xxx, Mar 17, 2005
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  4. Yeah, but it might "redure" spam, if you can figger out what "redure"
    means.
     
    The Old Sourdough, Mar 17, 2005
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    Gordon Guest

    The Old Sourdough wrote:
    || On 17 Mar 2005, Gordon scribbled in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    ||
    ||| lbbss wrote:
    ||||| Does using FireFox (as opossed to Internet Explorer) help redure
    ||||| Spam you get. Or is it only useful to combat Spyware.
    ||||| Thanks
    |||
    ||| Firefox is a BROWSER, in other words it doesn't do email.
    |||
    |||
    ||
    || Yeah, but it might "redure" spam, if you can figger out what "redure"
    || means.
    ||

    ;-)
     
    Gordon, Mar 17, 2005
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    Old Gringo Guest

    The companion email client for FireFox is Thunderbird:
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
    Try it you'll like it. :)
     
    Old Gringo, Mar 17, 2005
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    Anonymous Guest

    Yeah, browsers don't do a thing about spam, yet email clients like Mozilla
    Thunderbird do. I agree with Old Gringo.
     
    Anonymous, Mar 17, 2005
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  8. I dured once, back in '72. I didn't like it. I haven't dured since.
     
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 17, 2005
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  9. And by so not doing, combats spam. I've been using Firefox for a
    couple of months, now, and it's not received a *bit* of spam. How's
    *that* for combatative? ;)
     
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 17, 2005
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    DC Guest

    <snicker>
     
    DC, Mar 17, 2005
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  11. I've en-dured a lot in my life. Hmmm. Maybe "redure" means I've gotta
    go through it all again. AAGGGHHHH!!! AAUUEEEEE!
     
    The Old Sourdough, Mar 17, 2005
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    Are you saying that if you use Thunderbird, you won't get spam?
     
    The Old Sourdough, Mar 17, 2005
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  13. You know you're cursed when incarnation brings you back as yourself. :)
     
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 17, 2005
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  14. REincarnation, of course...
     
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 17, 2005
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    Anonymous Guest

    No, what I mean is that Thunderbird has a built-in spam filter that works
    pretty well after you train it.
     
    Anonymous, Mar 18, 2005
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    Barney Guest

    Spam is generated by you giving your email address on the internet. No
    client can prevent you from doing that. Spyware is allowed, by what is
    downloaded on your computer and a firewall can help. Something like
    "mailwasher" can reduce spam and programs like "Spybot" can help find
    spyware.
     
    Barney, Mar 18, 2005
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    Anonymous Guest

    Something you mmight want to try is to sign up for a free
    http://www.mailinator.com email address (you sign up for it by sending mail
    to it). They are for giving away on the Internet only so they aren't
    password protected...anyone who guesses or knows your new mailinator.com
    email address can check the webmail for it. They say right on the website
    don't use them for sensitive information. Check it out for more information,
    it's really neat.

    Something that partially alleviates the problem of publicly available
    webmail is that the messages (they cannot be replied to, deleted manually,
    etc.) are deleted automatically after a few hours. And as far as I know, the
    mailinator.com address that you choose gets deleted itself after a
    while--you might be able to re-sign up for it by sending a test message to
    it again.

    Mine is ! Mail me some pretend spam please!

    Again, this is only IMHO.
     
    Anonymous, Mar 18, 2005
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    Barney Guest

    I use despammed.com. It appears to work and can route the filtered
    messages to any other email address you set up. Not fool proof but then
    what setup is!
     
    Barney, Mar 18, 2005
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  19. Yeah, I know. I was being a little facetious. T-bird is OK as an email
    client, however, I'm not impressed with it at all as a newsreader.
     
    The Old Sourdough, Mar 21, 2005
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    Jim Berwick Guest

    I really do like Thunderbird for email. I find it is speedy with my
    multiple IMAP accounts and extremely speedy at opening folders and
    searching (especially compared to this POS Outlook 2003 I am forced to use
    at work). I also get fark.com's RSS feed into TB. I would definitely not
    use TB for news though. It feels just as clunky as Netscape 4.x did for
    news.
     
    Jim Berwick, Mar 21, 2005
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