Thanks, John, for your reply.
There is an understandable problem with filtering email for those on the List
who use AOL. I did not realize it before I switched from an ISP to AOL a few
months ago. AOL does not offer the sophistication of filtering that comes
with Outlook. There is a very good add-on to AOL called PowerMail and
PowerTools (keyword BPS) which are well worth the money. Unfortunately they
don't help to filter incomming mail although they do wonders for creating
storage and tracking your files within AOL's formats.
I have to play Devil's advocate on this one as I learned that many of those
on the List are at a disadvantage when it comes to filtering incomming mail.
In a message dated 6/14/99 4:58:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time, Silva(--nospam--at)hilti.com
<< Subj: RE: Special message for Lurker's
Date: 6/14/99 4:58:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: Silva(--nospam--at)hilti.com (Silva John (sj))
Reply-to: <A HREF="mailto:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org">seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org</A>
I would suggest that you use your Inbox Assistant (or similar feature for
those not saddled with Microsoft Exchange) to separate SEAINT mail
automatically from the rest of your correspondance. You can then group the
mails by subject and decide what's worth reading and what's not. Works for
On the subject of lurking (a sinister word, no?) I've observed that the
nature of the exchanges on the list makes many possible contributors nervous
about the reception they'll get. Too bad. I am reminded of the many kudos
for the contributions of Harold Sprague, a lot of which had to do with his
professional manner, excellent technical content notwithstanding.