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-==== BoxSweeper for Eudora (Projects) ==== 
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-*Obsolete applet these days* 
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-[[http://​wiki.animeigo.com/​pub/​BOXSWEEPER.sit|Click here to download (1MB Stuffit file)]] 
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-**What it does**: 
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-Starting with Eudora 5.2, it is now possible to check an incoming email 
-to see if it matches against the contents of an address book.  This is 
-very useful if you want to prioritize your inbox, and if you are using 
-anti-spam software, it can prevent the dreaded "false positive"​. 
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-BoxSweeper makes this feature easier to use. You simply dump all your 
-saved email into BoxSweeper, and it scans all the emails, constructs a 
-list of all the email addresses it can find, and tells Eudora to add 
-them to an address book.  Now you can, in a single filter operation, 
-mark emails that have come from people you've previously interacted 
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-**Why use BoxSweeper?​** 
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-Eudora has a simple method of creating new address book entries 
-(CMD-K). ​ This interface is great for maintaining lists of people you 
-regularly get mail from, but keeping track of people you might get 
-email from once a month, or once a year, is a bit of a pain.  But with 
-BoxSweeper, you can just sweep all the email addresses into an address 
-book every couple of weeks, and be reasonably up to date. 
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-**How I use BoxSweeper and the Eudora Filters** 
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-I personally find the Eudora Priority Level system very useful for 
-categorizing my email (I get over 500 a day, 300 of which are spam!). ​ 
-Eudora lets you set an email to be one of 5 priority levels, which I 
-take advantage of in the following way: 
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-First, I use BoxSweeper to construct an address book containing 
-everyone I've saved correspondence from (I call it "​Saved-From"​ but the 
-name can be anything) 
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-Next, each time I get my email, I filter all email that looks like spam 
-to be lowest priority. ​ I use a tool I wrote, TOLD, to flag email as 
-spam; you can use any anti-spam software. 
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-The next filter that runs checks the email against the Saved-From address book; 
-if it matches, it raises the priority from Lowest to Low.  That way, an 
-email from someone I know, no matter how spammy, never gets lost in the 
-lowest-priority spam crud. 
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-Finally, I have found it useful to create 5 other address books (and 5 
-filters), one for each priority level, that let me assign email from 
-particular frequent correspondents to particular priority levels. ​ The 
-Eudora CMD-K facility is great for adding small numbers of items to 
-these books. 
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-For example, all my mailing list subscriptions have entries in my 
-"​Priority-3 (Neutral)"​ address book, and all the people in my company 
-are listed under "​Priority-2 (High)"​. ​ My wife has a prominent listing 
-in "​Priority-1 (Highest)",​ of course! 
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-=== Copyright and Legal Information === 
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-©2002 Robert Woodhead. 
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-BoxSweeper is freeware. 
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-Written in RealBasic. ​ Use at your own risk (not because it's written 
-in RealBasic, because it's written by me!) 
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