[QUOTE]\nNot really. Two of the worlds biggest spammers are in Australia.\n\n\nBecause even with a real OS you still need to DOWNLOAD the shit. It\nshould be server side filtering so that the customer doesn't have to\ndownload the virus. When SoBig.F started up I was hit 300 times in 48\nhours. That's a lot of downloading.[/QUOTE]\n\nDoesn't your ISP offer a web interface option? Bigpond does, though I\nhaven't really used it. Hotmail and Yahoo do too. You simply select\nthe spam messages and delete them. No downloading needed, except for\nthe headers. Very useful for outbreaks of crap like the current.\n\nFurthermore, both Hotmail and Yahoo shunt spam automagically into\n"junk mail" folders which you can simply empty with one "click".\n(Mind you, they still let a minor amount of stuff through to the real\nInbox too. But you can select all that with a click too, then another\n"click" and it's gone.) I suspect you can do something similar with\nthe Bigpond web Inbox, but they don't seem to have a"junk mail" folder\nas such.\n\nIncidentally, Yahoo has an interesting ploy dependent on this junk.\nIn the past few days the junk has exceeded the allowable 4 MB of space\nand a notice comes up suggesting you *pay* for an increased\nallowance. This notice obscures the mail list for the Inbox, and it\ndoesn't seem possible to clear it directly (though I haven't really\ntried that hard :). However, it is overwritten by the list for the\njunk mail folder when you open that, and stays cleared when you then\ngo back to the Inbox after deleting the junk.\n\n\nCheers, Phred.