bozo filter


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bozo filter

A feature of certain email 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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In response to Webber: It is sad but true: With enough people and Web sites clamoring for your attention, you do need a bozo filter to focus your attention on the most valuable ones.
However, Nielson's discussion and rendering of interesting people and applying "bozo filters" I found flawed and offensive.
A better approach is to set up "bozo filters," or rules in your e-mail program.