In order to preview and delete e-mails, it was necessary to employ the Rebol scripting system to supplement the
LiveCode programming used for SpamGobbler's main interface. E-mail facilities are not available in
LiveCode, and the graphical user interface facilities of Rebol itself are no longer being developed.
Thus, a combined solution for SpamGobbler was adopted. Unfortunately, since Rebol uses scripts (texts), the
password information required for logging in the user's accounts remains exposed. If anyone knows how to log in to
an e-mail account using an encrypted password in a Rebol script, please let me know. So far, I have not found a
solution. And although provision has been made for hiding passwords in SpamGobbler in the future, the option in
"Preferences" has absolutely no effect at the moment.
After unzipping the spamgobbler_windows.zip archive provided (below) for download, you will find a number of files
within the single folder "SpamGobbler". In Windows, you can copy this folder and its contents anywhere you like
(e.g. on drive C:\. **Just double-click on the program file (SpamGobbler.exe) and away you go.
If SpamGobbler is on the local HD of your computer, then it is most convenient to configure it to work in conjunction
with the e-mail program you have installed on the same computer. However, if you have it on pendrive, and you
use it on another person's computer for example, you can use SpamGobbler freely to preview and delete the spam
on your own accounts, without interfering with the other person's accounts at all. But you won't want to use another
person's e-mail program to download your own e-mail afterwards.
For this reason, you have a copy of the "Thunderbird Portable" e·mail program in the SpamGobbler folder. You can
configure this with your own accounts, and get SpamGobbler to call it for you when you click on the "E·mail Program"
button at the top on the right.
If you wish to obtain a more recent copy of Thunderbird Portable, then you can download it from
and substitute it for the older version in the SpamGobbler sub·folder.
** For best results though, avoid copying this and other portable programs to the "Program Files" and "Program
Files (x86)" folders. But since SpamGobbler is a truly portable program, you can also copy it to a pendrive and
carry it around with you. Please refer to the Thunderbird Portable notes below in relation to this.