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Reject Spam mail in outlook, as in OS X Mail

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by sionau, Jan 22, 2006.

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  1. sionau

    sionau Thread Starter

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    Is there any way to reject an e-mail in outlook, so that it sends the sends a reject e-mail back to the sender, making it appear to them that the address that they sent to is invalid?
    I would rather do this like you can in "mail" in OS X then simply try to block spam from Outlook 2003.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    There are many such applications to do this, such as MailWasher.

    However, please think carefully about it.
    Spammers send out spam that depends on clicking a link or on an embedded HTML code requesting an image download that registers the "hit" with an entirely different website that the one the spam originated from in 99% of cases.

    They never check the original outgoing mailbox, in fact most are probably shut down by the ISP shortly after the payload was sent.

    "Bouncing" the message back therefore has no effect, its not seen or noted.
    All it does is chew up yet more bandwidth, for which we all indirectly pay for in ISP fees.

    Mailwasher is good to allow you to view the email header and delete it from the ISP server, so it's never downloaded at all. Just don't bounce it, for everyones sake.
     
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