Monday, January 9, 2012


There is a BOUNCE feature on my Mac!!! Yahoo!!! I discovered this yesterday while reading instructions on the computer I have owned since JULY. I don't generally bother reading instructions---I've heard that this is a sign of giftedness, and I'm fine with that---but I was desperate.

I've been getting regular e-mails from someone I think is a student from my past in teaching. The e-mails generally offer "great" deals on Viagra. No thanks. But I hadn't been able to figure out how to categorize these e-mails as junk so that I didn't have to bother deleting them.

Read the instructions, I said to myself. And not only did I discover how to get the program to take junk away before I even see it, I discovered that there is this wonderful BOUNCE program that sends the e-mail back to the sender with a note saying that my address is no longer valid.

Bingo! I used BOUNCE on the most recent e-mail from Rick, and my e-mail didn't get bounced back to me. So according to the instructions, from now on, if Rick does send me more e-mails, they will go to the junk file instead of to me. I'll never see them again. Yay!!! And all of the junk e-mails I get from various businesses will now go to the junk file because the instructions told me how to do that as well.

Good for me. Now all I have to do is transfer this new skill---reading instructions---to knitting. Maybe if I do, I won't have so many mistakes that I have to tink back, stitch by stitch.


Sigrun said...

I wonder if there is something similar for my not-mac. That would be great.

Susan said...

I am not gifted. I want to read the instructions. They rarely tell me everything I want to know - especially the ones for Apple products.

Murr Brewster said...

I've got a nice spam folder, but damned if I don't have to go visit it every day just to make sure a friend didn't get trapped in there.