Outlook Express ... Spam Question

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Johnathan2

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I Keep getting spam emails that appear to have foreign characters in them.. and it seems impossible to block them out

I already block out words .. through ->> message rules

but i'm getting subject lines that look like this
Code:
=?windows-1251?B?z/Do4+vg+ODl7CDw8+ru4u7k6PLl6+XpIOggSVQt8e/l9ujg6+jx8u7i?=
	=?windows-1251?B?IO3gIMHF0c/LwNLN28kg8eXs6O3g8CAo7urg5/vi4P7yICAg8evg5O7x?=
	=?windows-1251?B?8vDg8fLt++UgIOTi6Obl7ej/OiAg7u3oICAgKQ==?=
or at least thats how it looks if you go right click on the subject then go to properties then details

any ideas on how i can stop this kind of spam through outlook express without new software?
 
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Does your ISP have any kind of Spam Filters that you can activate. If not here is one solution that you might want to try while you weather the storm:

Receive Email Only From Addresses 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

I did once set up 10 different rules to block out any subject with 0 through 9 in it. The only drawback is you might block some legimate email although you probably don't receive much email with a number in the subject line.
 
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