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    SpamButcher barfs on some emails
    « on: December 20, 2017, 09:55:30 AM »
    Using SpamButcher to catch unwanted email Spam. Recently on some Spam the program will barf and this will pop up: run-time error'2147417848 (80010108) method of object failed it becomes necessary to restart the program. Can't get help from provider as they don't exist any longer. Anyone that can help it would be appreciated.

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    Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
    « Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 11:41:30 AM »
    I just use the sites spam blockers...not enough gets thru that i need a 3rd party app.

    And the ones that do i report and delete...makes their filters even more efficient.
       
     
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    Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
    « Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 02:34:49 PM »
    what is your OS and version?
    are there any updates for SpamButcher?
    did it start mucking up after a recent Windows update?

    you could try another one called MailWasher, been around for ages, and I've seen it run on Win10.

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      Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
      « Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 04:52:35 PM »
      using windows XP, no updates to my knowledge and SpamButcher web site is defunct, so no help there.  This just started happening recently, maybe a couple weeks ago. Prior it's never had a issue. I looked at mailwasher but I like the SpamButcher better.

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      Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
      « Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 08:43:07 PM »
      try doing a reinstall over the top and see what happens.
      failing that, uninstall, reboot, reinstall.

      failing that, I have set Outlook to only download the email headers and from them, decide whether I download the whole email or delete it before it ever gets to my PC.
      in other words, exactly what MailWasher used to do.

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        Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
        « Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 04:15:13 PM »
        For last day or so all has been working perfect but haven't gotten any of the funky emails either for some reason. Maybe it's fixed!

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        Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
        « Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 04:01:01 AM »
        time will tell.
        maybe it's a Christmas miracle. ;)

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          Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
          « Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 06:30:09 AM »
          Well guess what? Problem is back. Program barfed 3 or 4 times this morning. I'd like to delete it and start over but I've a bunch of bad senders saved it looks at and won't let through, go figure!

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          Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
          « Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 01:36:45 PM »
          any way to export that saved senders list?

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            Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
            « Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 05:12:04 PM »
            You can export everything to your desktop which I've done. I then uninstalled the program, shut down and restarted the computer. I then reinstalled the program, reinstalled the exported file and same problem. I'm going to delete the saved bad senders but before I do it any comments?

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            Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
            « Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 04:02:02 PM »
            not from me sorry.
            personally it sounds like SpamButcher needs to be replaced....

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            Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
            « Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 05:17:56 PM »
            + 1
            Kinda where we started...
               
             
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              Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
              « Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 02:29:46 PM »
              I'd love to replace it if only I could find one similar. Any that I've tried were either so complex to use or they didn't work, at least for me anyways. Anyone know of a simple one similar?

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              Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
              « Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 03:16:32 PM »
              Most current free mail services have their own server-side spam blocking, and you can get the same capabilities regarding blocking spam in most E-mail clients.

              And when it was more relevant, SpamButcher was rated as one of the worst spam blockers- it was practically considered worse than not using one because of it's quirks, like only supporting POP3.

              I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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              Re: SpamButcher barfs on some emails
              « Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 03:17:49 PM »
              About 6 months ago, I dropped my landline, which required finding a new ISP since I had been using DSL internet service from my phone company, i.e. landline, provider.  This meant I also had to transition my email from the former ISP-provided email account to something else.  I chose to go with Google's gmail.  In my opinion, gmail does a good job of automatically sending certain email messages to the Spam folder.