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The point of all of this is to demonstrate how easy it is for your email to be seen by any number of people at any number of computers throughoutrepparttar world. An email message is by no means private (unless, of course, it is encrypted, which means it is saved in a form that cannot be read except byrepparttar 109647 receiver).

How does carnivore operate? Well, ifrepparttar 109648 FBI needed to perform an investigation, they would get a court order to install Carnivore on an ISP's email server. This program will monitor all emails that are sent to and received fromrepparttar 109649 ISP's system. It is looking for anything related torepparttar 109650 investigation, and reportedly it can be very finely tuned to look for extremely specific patterns.

Inrepparttar 109651 words ofrepparttar 109652 FBI, "The Carnivore device providesrepparttar 109653 FBI with a "surgical" ability to intercept and collectrepparttar 109654 communications which arerepparttar 109655 subject ofrepparttar 109656 lawful order while ignoring those communications which they are not authorized to intercept. This type of tool is necessary to meetrepparttar 109657 stringent requirements ofrepparttar 109658 federal wiretapping statutes."

The FBI requires very specific authorization to perform it's surveillance, as stated onrepparttar 109659 official web site: "Applications for electronic surveillance must demonstrate probable cause and state with particularity and specificity:repparttar 109660 offense(s) being committed,repparttar 109661 telecommunications facility or place from which repparttar 109662 subject's communications are to be intercepted, a description ofrepparttar 109663 types of conversations to be intercepted, andrepparttar 109664 identities ofrepparttar 109665 persons committingrepparttar 109666 offenses that are anticipated to be intercepted. Thus, criminal electronic surveillance laws focus on gathering hard evidence -- not intelligence."

The issue is whether or notrepparttar 109667 FBI can be trusted to only look at information which it has authorization to examine. On one hand, should we trust agencies such asrepparttar 109668 FBI? Will they abuse this tool? Onrepparttar 109669 other hand, why deny critical information torepparttar 109670 FBI which might help them convict real criminals? Why allow criminals and terrorists a way to send information without threat of surveillance? Hackers and other people already haverepparttar 109671 ability to intercept emails at will - why not allow our law enforcement agencies dorepparttar 109672 same?

Interesting choice, isn't it?

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Spam: Bozo Filters

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Note that you must be careful thatrepparttar phrases are specific torepparttar 109646 type of message you want to delete. Otherwise, you will wind up deleting messages which you actually want to receive. For example, let's say a common phrase is "sex movies for sale". You should addrepparttar 109647 whole phrase to your filter, not a short word like "sale" which could unintentionally delete messages about other things.

Note that your filter should moverepparttar 109648 messages torepparttar 109649 trash, and you should always take a quick scan ofrepparttar 109650 messages in your email trash can before deleting. This will help prevent you from accidentally deleting a valid message. Filters are not perfect.

Some good phrases to add to your bozo filters are:

Click here to be removed. bulk e-mail bulk e mail MLM multilevel I just found your address by searching through adult adults only If you are under 21 This is a one-time mailing This is not a spam million dollars Section 301, Paragraph (a)(2)(C) of S. 1618 Bill 1618 Title III Since your email address was listed on a related Web site… Claim your prize

Once you've spent some time creating a few bozo filters, you will begin to realizerepparttar 109651 power at your fingertips. Usingrepparttar 109652 filtering components of products such as Outlook and Outlook express, you can automatically file emails in specific folders, forward them without your intervention and of course delete spam. Have fun and use these to help improve your productivity.

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