How do I block e-mail from a certain e-mail address? I have seamonkey
and pop mail sbcglobal.net.
Two basic approaches:
1) If your ISP offers this option, set up a filter on the server so the
messages get trashed before you ever download them. This may be
2) Set up a filter on your local machine that moves the targeted
messages to trash whenever you download them. Ideally, it also marks
them as read. Click the account name in the folder list and choose
"Manage message filters."
The advantage of the first option is efficiency/elegance -- you don't
waste time and resources downloading and then trashing them, and you
can't possibly be annoyed by something you never see. The disadvantage
is that it's permanent and unrecoverable (unless we're talking about a
system that doesn't purge messages from trash until they've been there
for a week or so).
The advantage of the second option is that you can periodically scan
through your trash to make sure you're not filtering legitimate
messages; as above, this relies on your trash-emptying settings. For
example, my machine is set to empty trash on exit, so if I want the
opportunity to review, I have to either do so before exiting or filter
to junk, where messages survive for a week. The disadvantage of the
second option, conversely, is that you spend time and resources
downloading junk, and you might be tempted to view it and aggravate
War doesn't determine who's right, just who's left.
Paul B. Gallagher
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