Back in August, a reader asked if it was possible to have Gmail automatically delete daily deal meals 24 hours after they arrived. That wasn't an option at the time, but a new search option for Gmail means it's now possible. Here's how.
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Almost three years ago now, Senator Stephen Conroy stepped up to the plate to deliver a bold new vision. A vision of a filtered, "safer" internet. The plan was met by hostility from internet rights activists, poiticians, internet users, internet service providers and interest groups alike. Tonight, however, the Labor government's proposed mandatory internet filter is dead.
We've known since mid-year that the ludicrous Internet filter concept was on the backburner pending a classification review. Based on current plans, that means there'll probably be no chance to introduce it before 2013.
Remember that poll we featured a week or so ago asking if you'd vote for a party which supports the Labor Internet filter? Having run on 17 Australian technology sites, the poll is now closed and the results are clear: virtually no-one wants to vote for the filter.
Despite being deferred, mandatory filtering remains a key government policy and one that's likely to feature heavily in tech-centric discussions of the forthcoming election. But will it make a difference to your vote?
Now that Optus has joined the government's controversial mandatory Web filtering trial , a lot more people are potentially going to be included than with the original list of small ISPs. But with Optus offering an opt-out option, the question arises: should you say yes or no if you get asked to participate?
Besieged by spam, reader Nick writes in: You know how so many spam messages have Chinese or Russian writing in them? Well, what if one sets up a filter in Gmail to remove all messages containing common Chinese or Russian words? I'm trying to do that now, except I don't know Mandarin for "the" — I'm just finding short words. An undocumented Gmail advanced search operator lets you narrow down messages by language—using lang:Chinese for example—but several readers report the results are inconsistent and often imperfect. Do you filter email based on language? How do you do it? Help Nick out in the comments.