Go to a normal parts store and get one there from their "generic" tool
display. Pep Boys, Kragen, NAPA, etc., all seem to have them hanging
everywhere. In lieu of that you can make your own with a simple momentary-on
push button switch. Get yourself a couple lengths of wire, some alligator
clips and you're in business.
I'm not sure just why everyone has problems with Outlook Express. I've used
it for more than three years now without any popup windows, nearly no spam
and otherwise just plain good results. However, let me explain that I have
SBC Yahoo DSL service which works great. All email goes through a Yahoo
server which catches and holds all spam emails. Everything addressed
correctly to me comes through. Don't know exactly how they do it but it does
work. I have to go to Yahoo and log on to my email account there every month
or so and remove 500 or more spam emails but it sure does beat having all
that junk come to me. I set some controls in the Yahoo account to achieve
The other nice thing about this set up is that I can simply log onto Yahoo
no matter where in the world I am, put in my username and password to get
all of my emails. Also, all of my emails are held at the Yahoo "station"
until I open Outlook Express on my own computer. At that point all of the
relevant emails are downloaded and the spam remains at Yahoo. Love it!
Don't know how all of the popups are filtered out but when I go to Internet
Explorer I get virtually no popups. But, when I use Mozilla, which I do have
installed and occasionally use, I get all sorts of junk popups.
Actually, Yahoo is quite famous for blocking legitamte communications
along with the spam. I have seen this in several cases personally.
When my daughter was born for example I sent out a mailing to multiple
people with a link to some photos...
My brother and one of my closest friends (both Yahoo users) never saw it.
You are warned.
Maybe you have the security set too high. Medium seems to work fine for me.
I check more than 200 emails from time to time and have never found a single
email that I would normally want. However, there was nothing else but spam,
spam, spam. Good luck anyway.
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