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2008-07-12 15:00:13

By MCENTEE, Claire YAHOOXTRA's "aggressive " spam filter is causing further frustration, this time preventing e-mails from getting through to Xtra customers using e-mail clients such as Outlook Express. Legitimate e-mails are instead treated as spam and sent to the bulk or junk folder in YahooXtra's webmail client. NZ InfoTech reported in November that many e-mails forwarded by web- hosting companies from customers' business websites to Xtra addresses were being deleted by the spam...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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