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pecker1210

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Hi,

I get a load of crap mail advertising Viagra etc but I cannot get rid of it!! It is becoming really frustrating as I get 10 or more a day.

I have Norton 2007 installed as my security.

Please help!!
 

redoak

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What e-mail system are you using? Different solutions for different systems.
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cwwozniak

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Does the mail server have any options for spam filtering of your incoming mail. Many ISPs offer spam filters for customer accounts at no extra charge but you may need to activate them.

EDIT: The last I heard, Outlook Express does not come with any kind of junk mail filtering support. There may be free and commercial junk mail filter add ons. Another free option would be to switch from Outlook Express to Mozilla Thunderbird, which has a built-in junk mail filter.
 

striker0204

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an easy way to fix this, is to create several email accounts. One for friends, other for family, and work and stuff. Spam doesn't just get sent to you randomly (at least not in that high of a volume)
Spam comes from a website asking you to "register" or "Join". Basically, do NOT Use your Email account for Registering or becoming a member on Sites. They Usually just end up spamming you ShitLess.

Don't Rely on Filters, take it into your own hands not to give your email to random websites. hope i helped :")
 
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pecker1210 said:
Hi,

I get a load of crap mail advertising Viagra etc but I cannot get rid of it!! It is becoming really frustrating as I get 10 or more a day.

I have Norton 2007 installed as my security.

Please help!!
Your ISP should have a filter. Mine uses Barracuda and it works very well.
 

cwwozniak

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striker0204 said:
Spam comes from a website asking you to "register" or "Join". Basically, do NOT Use your Email account for Registering or becoming a member on Sites. They Usually just end up spamming you S*******.
Some sites make you give a real e-mail address that they then use to e-mail you the link to the content that you want. The free Dodgeit service comes in handy in those cases when you are pretty sure you never want to get any other e-mails related to your visit to that site again.
 

striker0204

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cwwozniak, what i was saying was have numerous accounts. for instance.

I have one email i use for my friends, another for Family, Another for Work, and 1 big spam account.

Just helps me stay organized ya know?

Even when you have to register for a site, and confirm the email, alot of the times you get spammed crapless, this usually happens cuz they get sponsored/paid to send spam.

Greedy jerks
 

cwwozniak

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striker0204 said:
Even when you have to register for a site, and confirm the email, alot of the times you get spammed crapless, this usually happens cuz they get sponsored/paid to send spam.s
That is where the simple beauty of using Dodgeit.com comes in. There is no need to register or set up any e-mail accounts in advance with Dodgeit and their is no need to add any accounts to your e-mail client. Say you get a link to an on-line newspaper article and find out the newspaper site will only send the real link or password to your e-mail address. You can just type in something like "[email protected]" on the newspaper site's form while remembering or copying what you typed in ahead of the "@". Then go to www.dodgeit.com a couple of minutes later and type in or paste "thispapersux" on their form. You instantly get web access to any mail sent to [email protected]. Who cares if it gets spam bombed after that. You never need to check that e-mail address again. You just forget about it. :D :D :D
 

striker0204

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ohhh wow, ive never heard of dodgeit before, i never realized it could be setup like that!

Ima check that out right now. Cuz i just use yahoo, free accounts i love em.
 

cwwozniak

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striker0204 said:
Cuz i just use yahoo, free accounts i love em.
We get the premium Yahoo service as part of or DSL service at home. One of the premium services is called "Address Guard" that comes in handy for addresses you may want to keep and use for a while but still be able to cancel at any time. You first create a permanent unique alias for your account like AllSpammersMustDie-. You are then free to add and delete extensions to the name after the dash. All incoming e-mails get forwarded to the your real Yahoo address's in box. Any replies get sent using the full alias. I use it more to see which web sites are sharing my information with other companies.
 

striker0204

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if your experienced with Open SuSE check out the linux Forums, i got an open thread, maybe you could help, its buggin the crap outa me
 
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There is no sure shot cure for Spam yet! :(

However, there are some software like K9 that use Bayesian filters. There is also Spam Assassin that may be of some help. However, no automatic filtering system can be accurate.

So I use mailwasher and POP Peeper. Mailwasher lets you black list email addresses or entire domain names but free version works for only one account. POP Peeper works for multiple accounts, but doesn't maintain a black/white list.
 

striker0204

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yah but most of those programs are for pop emails and stuff. you cant really spam block yahoo and free email versions as well.
 
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