bozo filter


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bozo filter

A feature of certain e-mail programs that allows you to delete unread, unwanted mail based on the sender's address or words in the message header or message body. A bozo filter can also be set up using JavaScript on a Web page to block people coming from other Web pages.
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While people do have reputations, cyberspace covers a lot of territory and there are drifters who have little stake in one news group or another, and are thus somewhat impervious to commonly used sanctions of the on-line world: flaming, or giving an offender as good as he gave through e-mail; and bozo filters, which keep the messages of selected parties from one's own electronic mailbox.