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How to Report Text Message Spam

by Michael on June 4, 2012 · 0 comments

As a followup to my earlier post on how to block SMS spam, I also wanted to share a tip for reporting SMS spam so carriers can improve their filters. If you have an à la carte (or no) messaging plan, you can also request a credit.

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How to Block SMS (Text Message) Spam

by Michael on June 3, 2012 · 0 comments

Over the past few months, I’ve received a bunch of SMS (text message) spam. As it turns out, the vast majority of SMS spam is sent as email-to-text messages. This makes it easy for spammers to blast their junk messages out to the masses.

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How to Mass Delete Comments from WordPress

by Michael on March 18, 2012 · 0 comments

If you’re like me, you have some dormant WordPress sites that have collected tons of moderated comments. Yes, you could delete these manually, but that can get tedious. At the same time, you may not want to delve into MySQL.

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How to Change the Order of Your Gmail Filters

by Michael on February 16, 2010 · 16 comments

Wow. Just minutes after expressing my frustrations about being unable to control the order of Gmail filters, I figured out a simple workaround. As it turns out, Gmail Labs has a “Filter import/export” function that makes it all possible.

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Title says it all… Why, oh why can’t I control the order in which Gmail filters are applied? They appear on the list in the order in which they were created, and there is no way to re-order them. Depending on how heavily you rely on filters for managing your e-mail, this matters. A lot.

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How to Get Less E-Mail

by Michael on February 16, 2010 · 0 comments

One of the things that I constantly struggle with is e-mail overload. I get way more than I can handle, and I’m not great about processing it. That means that it builds up in my inbox to the point of overwhelming me.

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