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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by jdemnyan1116, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. jdemnyan1116

    jdemnyan1116 Thread Starter

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    I am sick of getting all of this unwanted junk on my email account. I never gave it away but they got my account through a forward or reply that others have used on the computer. Pyramid scheme. Anyway, do I have to notify everyone of this or only the ones that I receive messages from, such as the bank, this tech site . Do I have to let my security update and windows update know my new email address. Can I just change it in the profile section of this site or do I have to do something else?
     
  2. Davey7549

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    You will have to notify anyone you wish to have your new E-Mail address and change it or request to have it changed where banks or other institutions are concerned. Where you maintain a profile such as here or possible even at an institution you will have to change it in the profile and possibly react to a verification of change E-Mail at your old address before change is accepted.

    You may want to consider having two or more E-Mail addresses one of which you only use for institutions, one for special friends and the other for general use which you can change easily.

    Dave
     
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    This works with Outlook Express.

    After you set up your new email address and notify the appropriate people do the following and you will receive mail only from people in your address book:

    Go to OE/Tools/Message Rules/Mail/New/ Tick the first item "Where the from line contains people"/ Tick an item in the #2 box(You have a choice to copy, delete, move to folder, do not download it from server or delete it form server) you might want to set up a junk folder and put them there. Now click "contains people" under box #3/click "address book"/highlight the first name and scroll down to bottom of list and hold "Shift key" and click the last name/click "From" at top right and it will copy address to "Rule Addresses"/click "ok"/click "options"/tick "Message does not contain the people below"/click "ok"/click "ok"/Then click "Specified Folder(if you chose that option earlier)/pick a folder/ click "oK"\Apply Now\Apply Now\Ok\Close\Ok.

    http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1071937
     
  5. jdemnyan1116

    jdemnyan1116 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the info. I think I will get 2 seperate accounts, change them over slowly into one I use and the other junk. Knew about the message rules but did not scroll down far enough to see the do not download from server. Will try that setting and see how it goes.
     
  6. AbvAvgUser

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    If the problem is with only one POP3 account, then you can use mailwasher free version. If it is with multiple accounts, you can use the Pro version (or go thru the hastle of changing settings again and again for each account).

    I would suggest mailwasher instead of message rules because they are too cumbersome and you can't keep a very complicated message rule dealing with hundreds of blacklisted mails.

    Let mailwasher do it. I have been using it since last 1-2 months and the results are showing. From more than 100 junk mails per day, it has reduced to about 20 per day and I am hopeful now that it will show me still better results. All that you have to do is keep adding to its blacklist and friend's list over a period of time.
     
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