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Blocking spam

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by xfilesgurly, Nov 29, 2001.

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  1. xfilesgurly

    xfilesgurly Thread Starter

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    I'm getting more and more spam and a lot is apparently coming from addresses at uole.com, I'm blocking the senders individually, but would blocking " *@uole.com " work for the whole domain?
    Also I get spam from .hu addresses, so would " *@*.hu " work (because I don't know anybody with a .hu address)?

    Thanks

    Kathrine
     
  2. DoyceJ

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    What mail program are you using? Make sure you report the spam to the proper people, ususlly there is a contact list for that if it is web based or call your ISP if it is not. Im not sure if blocking the domain will work in all programs.
     
  3. xfilesgurly

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    I'm using Yahoo. The *@ entries are going in the list, I'm just not sure if they'd do anything...

    I do also send forward to [email protected], I'd just rather not have to!
     
  4. DoyceJ

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    Then see if it is going to work. If it doesnt then you are back to individual entries. I believe OE can be set to look for and stop certain words in the headers of emails is why I asked. Most web based dont give you the flexibility.

    Just keep forwarding. Spam is a problem and difficult to stop as its a random thing.
     
  5. padutch

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    I started using MailWasher to prevent spam. It will bounce your mail back to them. I think IE just puts it into your deleted items. WHen it is bounced back to them they think the address is bad. I have seen one of the programs they use for mass mailing and most of them have a feature that takes an address off the list if the address is bounced back to them.
    It seems to be agood little program and it is free unless you want to send the guy a couple of bucks.
    DUTCH
     
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    Hi padutch up there in Atown! Love your signature...LOL

    (Hi doyce!)
     
  7. Ichabod

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    If ur using Outlook Express, go to TOOLS/MESSAGE RULES/MAIL tab/MAIL RULES/NEW. 1..Click WHERE FROM LINE CONTAINS PEOPLE/2..Click DELETE FROM SERVER/3..Click CONTAINS PEOPLE. In the box type in the offender like this "@domain.com", without the quotations. A wildcard is not needed. Click ADD, click OK. Then any mail from @domain.com will be deleted from the server and not waste your time downloading.

    Want to get rid of the porn spam? Click on WHERE THE SUBJECT LINE CONTAINS, and click on WHERE THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE CONTAINS. Then go down and type in a few dirty words in both boxes, and be sure to click delete from server. Just don't include the four letter word that is short for the man's name Richard, if you know anyone named Dick. I haven't had anymore porn spam.

    Make another rule that deletes from the server any message that contains the words debt, tax, irs, loan, and home equity. No more of that junk mail either!

    And try clicking on OPTIONS. It lets you sort out mail that is not addressed to you. Just remember that not all the mail you really want has your address in the TO box. And there is an APPLY ONCE option that lets you apply your rule to mail you have already received to see if it works. There are some good sites that tell you how to set up sorting, but just hack at it and you can eliminate almost all of the junk.

    Just clicking BLOCK SENDER probably won't do much good. On my machine the blocked sender list is cleared out everytime I shut down OE, and most of the hardcore spammers use a name that appears to be a computer generated random mix of alpha and numeric characters that changes.
     
  8. xfilesgurly

    xfilesgurly Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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