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April 2, 2010
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@ jumbi: I was actually looking for something else just a minute ago and happened to come across another possible contender for your neighbour called Sweet Home 3D. It’s a freeware product that according to the website:

“… is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.”

It looks like it might be good. The download page is: http://www.sweethome3d.eu/index.jsp

 

@ yourpalal: Yep, I think we got it the first time around. They spam. They’ve long been known to spam. Their spamming practices have been mentioned in these forums before actually. Sadly, you learnt the hard way that you should never give out a primary email address for that sort of thing. I don’t care how good a product is or what company it’s from, I never use my primary email address when registering. I hope you have better luck in the future. 

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April 2, 2010
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Locutus said:

Yeah, next time I think I’ll read the rambles before posting.


 

That’s funny.

Ya know, you remind me of another poster here–Ashraf–in that both of you are very helpful, are tech savy, have good ‘n serious advice, & then…………both have such a great sense of humor!!

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April 3, 2010
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@ jumbi: Another one you might want to look at (or, rather, your neighbour might want to look at) is the browser-based Autodesk Project Dragonfly (http://dragonfly.labs.autodesk.com/).

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April 3, 2010
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Thank you very much phoenix_rising, I will give my neighbor a lot of software to satisfy his needs!

:-)

April 3, 2010
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yourpalal said:

Locutus said:

Yeah, next time I think I’ll read the rambles before posting.


 

That’s funny.

Ya know, you remind me of another poster here–Ashraf–in that both of you are very helpful, are tech savy, have good ‘n serious advice, & then…………both have such a great sense of humor!!


 

Thanks!

Oh, the site that was :(
April 3, 2010
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@ jumbi: That’s great. I hope he/she finds something useful among that lot.

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April 3, 2010
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Sorry if this is off-topic, but this is also another alternative to trashmail.

April 3, 2010
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Jyo said:

Sorry if this is off-topic, but this is also another alternative to trashmail.


 

I can’t find a privacy policy/terms of service for this beyond: “When you create a whspr! URL, your email address remains hidden to those who send you messages. When someone sends you a message, he or she must provide an email address where they can be reached.” And when you click on their “a product of fiveby” link it just takes you to their home page page that says simply: “We make web apps”. And nothing else. I’d like to see their own privacy policy/TOS before using it. And if they say they make web apps, I’d actually like to see what they are. Anyway, thanks for the heads up, but no thanks. This is strictly hands off for me.

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April 3, 2010
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I have several email accounts but I still mainly use my gmail account even for online ordering, website logins, etc. And I do get spanned, but not too bad. As for aShampoo, I find that telling gmail that it is spam means that I never have to see it unless I want to. I think the gmail spam filters are pretty good even without training them.

April 4, 2010
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karen said:

I have several email accounts but I still mainly use my gmail account even for online ordering, website logins, etc. And I do get spanned, but not too bad. As for aShampoo, I find that telling gmail that it is spam means that I never have to see it unless I want to. I think the gmail spam filters are pretty good even without training them.


 

Hey Karen!

I’ve thought about a gmail account occasionally, but always wanted to wait until I had a chance to ask a real user that I trust for advice. (ya, I guess you could say that I have nominated you as the designated user I can trust) Wink

So, it sounds like you think that gmail can be trained pretty easily. Most free email accounts have improved their spam filtering. But like my Juno account I’ve had for 7 years & have so much tied into it, & since I have blocked so many spammers, phishers, & other ner’-do-wells, it often nags me that I have :

***ALERT: You have exceeded or are approaching your Block List limit.You are using 380 of your 500 available Block List entries.***

 OH NO I only have 120 left—like give me a break—I have PLENTY left!

So that’s almost as annoying as the spammers!! GEEESHHH!!!

your pal

Al

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April 4, 2010
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Hey,what about me??  I run Gmail too! CryCryCry

However I think they require you to have an SMS number now to sign up… unfortunate for those of use who use it to make lots of spam accounts.

Oh, the site that was :(
April 4, 2010
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@ Locutus: You don’t need an SMS number to start up a Gmail account.

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April 5, 2010
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Must be because I signed up for so many… Yell  Or maybe it’s because I got the captcha wrong so many times…

Oh, the site that was :(
April 5, 2010
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You don’t have to give up your Juno account to get a gmail account. The more email accounts the better-I’m joking, of course. But if want to try out gmail, but keep Juno and not have to tell all your contacts a new email address, then do one of the following: 1) if Juno supports imap, then you can just have gmail pull directly from Juno via imap, otherwise 2) set up Juno to automatically forward all your email to the gmail address.

With either choice you should still be able to access your Juno email unless you are getting it via pop and automatically deleting them from the server. In that case, you definitely want to do #2 above so that the messages make it to gmail.

April 5, 2010
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karen said:

You don’t have to give up your Juno account to get a gmail account. The more email accounts the better-I’m joking, of course. But if want to try out gmail, but keep Juno and not have to tell all your contacts a new email address, then do one of the following: 1) if Juno supports imap, then you can just have gmail pull directly from Juno via imap, otherwise 2) set up Juno to automatically forward all your email to the gmail address.

With either choice you should still be able to access your Juno email unless you are getting it via pop and automatically deleting them from the server. In that case, you definitely want to do #2 above so that the messages make it to gmail.


 

OK That was a good idea, &  I’ll look into it.

Thanks

Al

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April 6, 2010
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Admins, can you separate out the off topic post about gmail?

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