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Donut Day!!!

I’ve been having a conversation with Mailblocks tech support.

I love bitching about bad design.

Dear Mailblocks Support,

Increasingly, spammers are adding themselves to my whitelist. I now get about 5 a day doing that.

Could you add a “Reject Mail From Sender” Icon of some sort, to allow me to quickly reject senders from the main Mail view?

Perhaps it could be a new icon beside the trashcan, or as a “Send To”, like “Send To Blacklist”.

Thanks Sincerely, Derek Martin

——-Original Message——- From: To: Sent: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 09:50:33 -0800 (PST) Subject: Re: Simple Feature Request ~11161

Hello Derek,

Thank you for your email and inquiry regarding blocking addresses. There is a shortcut to adding addresses as accepted or blocked in the address list. When you preview the message, click the From field. In the pop-up window, click the check box once to accept and twice to reject. This will save you some time since you don’t have to retype the whole address in the address list. Thank you for using Mailblocks. If we can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Regards,


Mailblocks Support Team

Hi Ty,

Yes, I’m aware of that feature. However, I am currently doing some consulting in Croatia, where internet access is charged $0.75 per minute for dial-up. As I’ve learned, this is nearly standard outside of highly industrialized countries (I was living in Toronto, with a Cable Modem before). So, first I have to open each individual SPAM message (if it’s 5 per day now, what’ll it be in 6 months?). Then I have to click the pop-up. Then I have to choose an option. Then I have to click close. Then I have to close the message window. That’s 1 page load, 1 viewed SPAM, and 5 additional clicks to reject an email address. Assuming I’m fast, that cost me about $1.50. If there was a reject Icon in the main mail window, it would take me no page loads, and 1 click, which is pretty much free.

Thanks for your reply,

Derek at 2003-11-04 18:12:38

(James Trott (UK))[] said: Woo! Go derek! way to beat the man :) Lets face it, they should be greatfull for you pointing out the flaw in their system. Ive finally done those email bits i told you about! the email is tagged to this post so you should be able to get to it! I know ive not sent that large email yet, things with the suits have been pretty stiff here, but ill def. get around to it soon!

Dont let the man get you down! James at 2003-11-04 22:18:16

Breslin said: dude… donut day? seriously… how sweet is that… and the guy that grew the tomacco plant… for real. genius. they should do a simpsons go to croatia episode for sure… on donut day, homer would love it. i should toss that idea their way. definatley. keep luvin’ it! at 2003-11-05 03:57:37

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at 2003-11-08 11:04:25

Paul said: I agree with you at 2005-04-03 21:00:52