ANST - About Dennis O' Connor
jyeates at bga.com
Wed Aug 6 10:56:00 PDT 1997
On 6 Aug 97 at 14:49, Damaris of Greenhill wrote:
> eric mauer wrote:
> > Ah, the joy of auto delete...
> So how do you do this. Please tell us.
the best tactic is simply ignoring them until they go away. there
are certain personailty types that thrive on public conflict,
especially on teh net where they are faceless and shielded.
playing back to them in public only insures they stay in the public
eye and continue to expound (thus birthing many a flame-fest ..
funny how trying to put out fires with gasoline tends to do that,
sometimes they can be satirized back into the background (which can
be interesting if done with style and art), but often that simply
provokes them into a increasingly rabid stance.
as to your particular question on tools to cope ...
... for those not interested, pardon the digression into
cyber-drudic lore ...
note" following valid only on true local pc-based clients .. have
minimal experience or interest in remotely hosted email (PINE,
"auto delete" is more properly called a "filter" ... most email
clients i'm familiar with (primarily Eudora and Pegasus) allow you to
create filters based on certain criteria ... they allow a fairly high
level of unattended message handling. some "offline" clients or
extensions. one of teh most useful features of these tools is
culling the noise from the information flow based on the readers
in this case, if i wanted to get rid of the the posts of a certain
individual that i found overly annoying, i would setup a filter along
the lines of:
if, in message header, field "from" or "sender"
"string"="xxx" (users name, sometimes wildcards work)
for direct email i usually send a return message along lines of
"this system find your posts annoying and unwelcome and deletes them
unread". eventually sender gets message and stops bothering me.
in this instance you are dealing with a person using the list the
disseminate their words. DO NOT send auto-replies to the list! i
repeat, DO NOT send auto-replies to the list! (is there an echo in
here ????). if you must send something, send it directly to the
person who origionated the message flow.
for your particular software, look in the "tools" or similar menu
sections ... and/or check the online help for the term "filter"
... i'll go back to my lair now
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