[permaculture] filtering for topic preferences on this list.

Linda Shewan linda.shewan at bryn.com.au
Fri Jun 15 02:48:31 EDT 2007

In Outlook you set up rules to filter into different folders.

Tools, Rules and Alerts - you then filter by sender, key word or any
number of other values. Once filtered you can automatically forward it
to the folder you want it in, automatically delete it (eg. emails with a
particular individuals name in the sender) and many many more options.
It is very comprehensive. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Benway [mailto:ken at arcadiandesign.org] 
Sent: Friday, 15 June 2007 8:02 AM
To: 'permaculture'
Subject: Re: [permaculture] filtering for topic preferences on this


Thanks for the input. This is excellent and valuable information,
especially for people just getting hooked up on the net. It will save
them a ton of money. I wish I had talked with you 6 years ago before I
spent a ton of cash with Microsoft.

I have several fire walls in place and my ISP keeps me 99+% spam free. I
also use free AVG anti virus software and have never had a virus on any
of my computers (four) or server. I have firefox, but not used it.
Frankly I don't want to take the time to change over when everything is
working fine now.

 I have outlook with office professional and it's got more tools than I
know what to do with. It works really well with excel, word, powerpoint,
publisher, access and my server2000 programs. I have thousands of
dollars invested in legal software and I'm NOT about to trash it now.
Had I known then what I know now I would never have bought MicroSoft
products. Hindsight is 20/20.
And Larry, why do you beat up on the Republicans exclusively? The
Democratic Party is just the other head of a two headed beast, designed
to create the illusion of choice. Don't you get that? Just look at their
voting record on the Iraq war and funding, as well as a host of other
crimes against the Republic. They are: Treason, Piracy and
Counterfeiting as defined in the United States Constitution. I am a
registered Republican and proud of it.
So we all know, in my view there is only one true republican in
Congress. That's one out of 535 individuals. Can anyone guess who it is?

(clue: voting record)

By the way I know that outlook professional can filter inputs but I just
don't know how yet. Is there anyone that knows how?


-----Original Message-----
From: permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lawrence F.
London, Jr.
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 3:43 PM
To: permaculture
Subject: Re: [permaculture] filtering for topic preferences on this

Kenneth Benway wrote:
> To the Global Permaculture Community:
>  I just have a suggestion that might work well for some list readers.
> am using Outlook for my email tool; many of you may be using it as
> Even though there are a host of these applications, most of the ones 
> I've seen have similar features.

Thats the worst, most virus and spam vulnerable, with the least useful
features, email client in existence.
Maybe that's what keeps the Repubs in such a snit; in their
demonstration of obesience to the corporate godz, specifically
Mickeysoft, they strap on the OE chastity belt and suffer with all the
worst email woes of the modern age, without whining or complaining or
voting to curb corporate concessions.

> What has helped me keep my inbox clean is to sort thru the inbox and 
> file the ones you want to keep into categories that work for you.
> Usually this simply involves a right mouse click. I realize that many 
> may already be doing this, but I expect some don't know about this or 
> their software may not have this feature.

The solution is easy. Get Firefox and Thunderbird (email client).
Create folders then create filters for all your email categories that
automagically dump selected, filtered email into specified folders.
Use the built-in spam filtering feature and train it.

> By doing this you may easily refer to topics that you want to read on 
> the list but don't have the time to read right now. This is a great
> to keep the inbox clean and have easy access to your unread as well as

> read emails, by topic or other categories as you choose.

Filtering email you want to save into folders is a great way to create
topical archives for yourself. The files Thunderbird (and Mozilla and
Netscape) creates that represent these folders are actually Unix mailbox
files and are portable into your Linux mail installation. You can even
create mail-to-html web archives for your website with them too.

Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Venaura Farm
lfl at intrex.net

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