I have a aunt-in-law who has been forwarding me junk emails she has received from a random email address with my name as the title. I've tried to explain to her that this is likely a junk from her computer's infection, not mine.
Can someone send me a link that explains how that works in a simple way for someone of her limited understanding?
posted by miss tea
on Dec 3, 2013 -
What's the word for the useless filler reticulations on spaceships?
I think it was coined by the model builders of Millennium Falcon or Star Destroyer. --(I'm certain this question has been asked and answered here before. No luck in the FU Google machine. )--Thanks!
posted by at the crossroads
on May 12, 2013 -
It's time for Thing Cleaning at our house, which is just like Spring Cleaning, but I have to do it all year round because while I am not greedy, I like a lot of things. Thanks to MetaFilter, I have found, and am always inspired by, UnF*ck Your Habitat
and A Slob Comes Clean
. What I realized I need more of are blogs with "Before and After" pictures of de-slobifying, preferably as their main focus. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Mar 9, 2013 -
Is there a way to export a log of addresses that OSX Mail marks as Junk? [more inside]
posted by mule
on Dec 2, 2012 -
Would it be acceptable if we ask people to deposit money into an account for our son's education instead of giving gifts? [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Nov 9, 2012 -
My husband of 30 years has been increasingly getting to be a total slob. He lays papers, clothes, anything on every horizontal surface! Our house is not small, he has one of our kids' old bedrooms as his office, and it is packed. Yet still he comes home everyday and lays all his 'stuff' on the kitchen table, his clothes on the only chair in our bedroom...I am so frustrated! When he's gone I often go through his 'stuff', tossing what I don't think is needed...but if he finds out he flips! I have set aside time to go through things with him, but he always finds an excuse not to follow through. He is good about doing other household chores, putting dishes and laundry away... I have gotten rid of extra tables and other things he could clutter up, but it absolutely does not help. I need your help before I go bonky. Thanks!
posted by msleann
on Oct 28, 2012 -
My housemate and I just saw a bright pinpoint flash (approx intensity and size of Rigel) in the sky, lasting about an eighth of a second, what's it likely to have been? [more inside]
posted by Ahab
on Apr 14, 2012 -
I have just inherited about one hundred boxes full of 40-100 year old stuff from 2 or 3 generations. I can't really use any of it and some of it may be very valuable. How can I best assess the values of the thousands of items so that I can sell/donate/throw out everything? [more inside]
posted by meantime
on Feb 23, 2012 -
My house is a mess - one of the reasons for selling - and I have no money. Where the hell do I start? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Nov 15, 2011 -
Help! Mother gets 10-15 new magazines in the mail every day. She doesn't want to get rid of the old ones because of a privacy risk? Wha ? What privacy risk? [more inside]
posted by jason9009
on Nov 29, 2010 -
Ex-Junkies of Metafilter: Help me join your ranks. Please tell me how you learned to live without it after it got a hold of you.
posted by anonymous
on Nov 10, 2010 -
Something called "IRS Tax Relief Helpline" sends me junk text messages every day from a different number. How do I get them to stop? [more inside]
posted by vincele
on Sep 28, 2010 -
What should I do with all the old cable and power cords I have? Donate? Arts and crafts? Recycle? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah
on Mar 23, 2010 -
Does anyone know a junk removal service in Vancouver, B.C. that will take bed bug infested furniture? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 24, 2009 -
I own a 1997 VW Golf that threw a rod in 2004 and has been sitting (inside a garage) ever since. Donating it to charity has no tax benefit for me. It needs to go. Does it have any cash value at all? If so, how much? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 10, 2009 -
Please recommend durable jeans that would fit a 6' 2" male that weighs around 190 pounds with most of the junk being in the trunk. [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio
on Jun 4, 2009 -
Raised in a super-strict, health-conscious household - I never learned "moderation" with not-so-healthy foods. Can I, as an adult, re-train good eating habits that do not include restriction, and do not include binging? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 23, 2009 -
There was a huge fireball in the sky; looking southwest from my back yard this morning. How do I find out what it was, or where it landed? [more inside]
posted by dejah420
on Feb 15, 2009 -
What should I use in this aging Packard Bell desktop - the integrated nForce 420 chipset, or an external GEForce 2 MX400 64mb card?
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jan 27, 2009 -
I'm going to Chicago, Sunday - Wednesday. What geeky/techie things should I not miss while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by fritley
on Sep 5, 2008 -
Where in New York City or the San Francisco Bay Area can I buy dirt-cheap used/wrecked musical instruments? I want to dig through bins of dented trombones and xylophones with missing bars. Is there such a place? Preferably near public transit.
posted by moonmilk
on Jun 1, 2008 -
I saw this
thread from last year, which listed some sites for cutting down on junk mail. If you have used some or all of them, how effective was it? Which one(s) did you use? [more inside]
posted by poppo
on May 13, 2008 -
I am looking for a good non-auto junk/ salvage yard in Portland, OR area that allows you to dig though and buy scrap metal. I am trying to find some funky old metal to use to build a metal gate and some trellises for my yard. That and I just sort of feel like wandering around a junk yard, but I can't seem to find any (other than auto yards) that allow people to dig around. [more inside]
posted by crawfishpopsicle
on May 10, 2008 -
How do I stop paper junk mail? Is there an equivalent of the government Do Not Call List for regular mail?
posted by destro
on Nov 14, 2007 -
I'm using Thunderbird 184.108.40.206, and I want to alter it's behaviour. Several "features" are really starting to annoy me, and I'd like to be able to turn them off. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah
on Sep 9, 2007 -
More than half my outgoing emails wind up in spam folders. I realize that it's inevitable this will happen sometimes, but how can I minimize it?
I use gmail, and I do not, fwiw, use words like "mortgage", "refinance" or "penis" in my messages. I sometimes use a sig, but it's non-hypeish. I do often send links in the body of my emails.
One solution is to follow up re: unreplied-to emails, but 1. if someone did receive my mail but hasn't had time to reply, I look pushy and 2. chances are that my follow-up will be spam filtered, too.
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Jul 12, 2007 -
The Verizon Motorola E815 cell phone comes with about 30 junk photos that won't delete, using up memory and making browsing the photos you want difficult. Has anyone figured out a way to delete them?
posted by rabbus
on Apr 10, 2007 -
I have too many junk songs as a part of a compilation or a soundtrack or an album with a couple of good songs. On one hand I dont wanna break up the album, on the other, I don't want to waste space. What should I do? What do you do?
posted by riffola
on Jan 17, 2007 -