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  • metalhawk Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Thanks Ernie. Sounds like what I'm looking for itsn't available, but that give me some help.


    Csound1, Yes, of course I've tried to use it, I thought it was pretty clear that I knew where it was, since I explicitly mentioned it. Did I actually have to say I've used it before when I asked how to search a particular thread?

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,560 points)

    As I said, the OSX topics are less area defined.  If you were, for example, in the Safari forum, you could use the method I described to limit your search to Safari.

     

    All the best.

     

    Ernie

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,275 points)

    metalhawk wrote:

     

    Thanks Ernie. Sounds like what I'm looking for itsn't available, but that give me some help.


    Csound1, Yes, of course I've tried to use it, I thought it was pretty clear that I knew where it was, since I explicitly mentioned it. Did I actually have to say I've used it before when I asked how to search a particular thread?

    Did it not work when you tried it?

  • el Duque Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    Ernie Stamper wrote:

     

    metalhawk,

     

    I replied specifically to a recent post of another talking about Spam and Wiki definitions.  If used indiscrimately, on every message you would have liked to dodged, it is Spam.  If you search this very topic, you will find that I earlier responded that there could be a use that is not Spam, that of trying to avoid some specific sender.  While I think that is about as effective as pulling down the blinds, turning offf the lights and pretending you are not home when you car is parked in the drive, it would probably not be Spam.

     

    Ernie

     

    Petermac87 - This is exactly what I intended to use the bounce feature for, and someone with more dots than you agrees with me.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,560 points)

    OK, but please note that such intended use renders your reference to the Wiki link inapplicable   Not to mention my opinion that it is actually ineffective, even for this use, shoulld the sender actually investigate whether you got the email or not.

     

    All the best.

     

    Ernie

  • el Duque Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    I would use it rarely and only for users who are not so tech savvy. It's fine to question the effectiveness, but there's nothing morally dubious about it.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (6,580 points)

    el Duque wrote:

     

    I would use it rarely and only for users who are not so tech savvy. It's fine to question the effectiveness, but there's nothing morally dubious about it.

    Nice attempt at spin, but a tiger doesn't lose it's stripes by hiding behind a tree. Try blocking certain contacts, you will find this more effective than spamming other innocent users.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • metalhawk Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    It worked as intended, but no, it didn't do what I wanted, which is why I asked the question.

     

    I could see how to search, but couldn't see how to refine the search. For whatever reason, I never hovered long enough to get the popup that Ernie mentioned. That still doesn't really accomplish what I wanted but it certainly is better than just a string search of the entire Apple Community..

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    Whether or not bouncing is sometimes spamming, I don't always use it for that purpose. When people I know send me trashy chain mails like "Forward this story or you will die!" things, I just bounce them to make it look like my filter rejected it. If some company sends me spam, I bounce it, and that sometimes gets you off their list. It worked on Build-a-Bear Workshop, which was sending me annoying emails about the Cheetah Girls.

     

    Now, my bouncing of all of my Facebook emails back to Facebook might be spamming, but really, I don't take kindly to emails saying that "I've missed a popular story: Varun liked Gabby's photo!" I don't see anything wrong with just giving them what they give me (in general, not applying this to FB because they probably don't read those anyway).

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (6,580 points)

    Mac OS 9000 wrote:

     

    Whether or not bouncing is sometimes spamming, I don't always use it for that purpose. When people I know send me trashy chain mails like "Forward this story or you will die!" things, I just bounce them to make it look like my filter rejected it. If some company sends me spam, I bounce it, and that sometimes gets you off their list. It worked on Build-a-Bear Workshop, which was sending me annoying emails about the Cheetah Girls.

     

    Now, my bouncing of all of my Facebook emails back to Facebook might be spamming, but really, I don't take kindly to emails saying that "I've missed a popular story: Varun liked Gabby's photo!" I don't see anything wrong with just giving them what they give me (in general, not applying this to FB because they probably don't read those anyway).

    Then you failed to read anything that was said in this thread. As for Facebook, that in itself is spam and you agree to that when you open an account. You can always opt to close it. Build-A-Bear also has an unsubscribe option. But believe what you will.

     

    Cheers

     

    pete

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    Actually, there is no option to delete a Facebook account besides sending a request to Facebook with some form that asks for deletion, so there is only an option to "deactivate" it. While it is deactivated, you can still get messages about it. And if bouncing stuff back in general is "spamming", then the original emails they sent me are also "spam" since I am only sending back what they sent. And if the original emails are "spam", then I don't care if I'm "spamming" "spammers".

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Mac OS 9000 wrote:

     

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    Then you failed to read anything that was said in this thread. As for Facebook, that in itself is spam and you agree to that when you open an account. You can always opt to close it. Build-A-Bear also has an unsubscribe option. But believe what you will.

     

    Cheers

     

    pete

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (6,580 points)

    Well you should have read that when you signed up, as you should have read here why Bounce has been dropped from Mail.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    I highly doubt someone spoofs company addresses and sends ads about those companies to me. I don't bounce spam from things like "" but from and such. And I HAVE already removed myself from their mailing list.

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Mac OS 9000 wrote:

     

    Bouncing isn't spamming. At worst, it's giving the sender a taste of his own spam.

    The sender is not the one who sent the spam, he's the innocent party who's address was spoofed, bouncing is spamming whether you care or not.

     

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  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (6,580 points)

    Hello wall............

     

    Pete

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    Whaaaat? The host edited my post and made it just not make sense.

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