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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by unstresst, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    ...My inbox is so full that new messages can no longer enter.
    .....there's a bunch of spammers that are trying to send mail there,.... ....if i leave that inbox full long enough, will that eventually stop spammers from trying to send stuff??
    ......
     
  2. Corrosive

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    No. They'll continue to send you crap until you HDD bites the dust, downs tools or storms off in a huff.

    Sorry
     
  3. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    They use fake return email addresses, so they'll never even see that your box is full! :(

    John
     
  4. hewee

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    unstresst,

    Never reply to spam because they will then know your address is a good one and your get more spam.

    Get Mailwasher to bounce and delete all the spam from you email server. It's FREE :)

    http://www.mailwasher.net
     
  5. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    ....wow......bummer......so it appears that the overrun mailbox is useless.
     
  6. hewee

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    Get mailwasher and bounce and delete the spam and it will not be in your inbox.

    Your never have to download spam to your PC again and your be happy. :D
     
  7. Tipacanoe

    Tipacanoe

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    Washers are OK up to a point.

    The only real solution is to lobby legislators and regulators to outlaw the stuff.

    Do it now!

    Thanks.

    :cool:
     
  8. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    ..Mailwasher....Is that a deal that only works on your ISP provided mailbox? Or can it be used with web based mailbox also??

     
  9. hewee

    hewee

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    Works with your ISP.

    It also works with hotmail and some other web base emailas

    Read the FAQ at the site.
     
  10. Jtoast

    Jtoast

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    Rules are also your friend.


    For example, if you see that you are constantly getting spam with a certain subject line, you can have everything with that subject line dumped straight into your delete folder.

    In my opinion, the best thing to do is have 2 email addresses.

    1 for friends and family(guard with your life and scream when a friend sends you one of those greeting card things that adds you to a spam list) and the second for newsletters, posting to boards like this one, websurfing, etc.

    You change the second one whenever it gets overrun with spam.
     
  11. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    ...then I better buzz on over and check out 'mailwasher' then.
    ...............THANX

     
  12. hewee

    hewee

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    Your welcome, I would not be able to live without it.

    Your love it unstresst. :)
     
  13. jmatt

    jmatt

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    Other ways .

    http://www.poppeeper.com/

    POP Peeper is a utility that runs in your Windows task bar and alerts you when you have new
    email on any of your POP3, Hotmail, MSN or Yahoo accounts. You can also use POP Peeper to read
    and delete your email. POP Peeper supports HTML email, so you can see your email the same way
    as you would in your email client.

    Completely Free: No Ads. No Registration. No Fees.
    Easy Setup
    Compatible with the following Server Types: POP3, Hotmail\MSN, Yahoo
    Read and delete email without opening your email client
    HTML Email Support
    Save or Open File attachments
    No account limit -- notifies you of an unlimited number of accounts
    Be notified of new email with visual and\or audible indicators

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    http://www.eprompter.com/
    Free Email Retrieval and Notification Program
    Delete Spam or Suspicious Mail Without Having to Launch Your Email Program

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    http://www.squirrelmail.org/
    http://java.sun.com/products/javamail/Third_Party.html
    http://www.horde.org/imp/
    http://ractive.ch/popper/index.php

    ----------------------------------------------

    http://www.ebizidea.com/emailencoder.html
    One way that spammers gather email addresses is by using email collector programs - "spambots".
    These robots scan the Web and grab all the email addresses out of every site they visit. If you
    use links on your site, if you post your own or other people's email addresses (for example, on
    your Testimonials, Feedback pages, etc.), you (and your customers) have a great chance to be
    spammed and spammed again. [email protected] allows to keep email addresses on your site out of the
    hands of spammers. Encoded email does not looks like an email address for spammer's tools, and
    they can't extract it from your pages. Encoded tags still working correctly, and visitors can
    send you emails by clicking on the link. (VJ)

    ----------------------------------------

    http://www.all4you.dk/FreewareWorld/links.php?page=1&cat=24
    *** Maker (Anti-Spam Script Maker)
    Are you tired of Spam? Do you own a Home Page with your or your company E-mail address listed
    anywhere in it? Then *** Maker can help you. *** Maker writes for you a Java Script that you can
    Copy and Paste into your Home Page in the place of the 'mailto:' tags. *** Maker disguises the
    'mailto:' tags and your address in several parameters of a Java Script E-mail link. When a
    visitor of your Home Page clicks that link, the script launches the visitor default E-mail
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    see it!

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    http://www.all4you.dk/FreewareWorld/links.php?page=2&cat=24
    Fake E-Mail Creator
    It seems like every day we get annoying e-mails offering porn, get rich quick schemes, or
    illegal solicitations. We didn't ask for this junk. Unethical people extracted your e-mail
    address from the Internet by using programs known as "spambots." Such applications automatically
    surf web page after web page harvesting as many e-mail addresses as they can find. The people
    collecting e-mail addresses en masse don't care who the addresses belong to. They just want to
    make money any way they can. If their porn ads end up in the e-mail box of a 10-year-old or a
    nun or a grandfather, they don't care. As long as they can make sales, they don't worry about
    what eyes fall upon their disgusting drivel. It's time to fight back! With Fake E-Mail Creator,
    you can randomly generate thousands of bogus names and e-mail addresses on an HTML page.
    Spambots will not be able to tell them from real e-mail addresses. The more such poison
    addresses are posted on the Internet, the more difficult it will be for spammers to harvest
    useful e-mail lists. The value of spambots will decline.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    http://email.about.com/library/weekly/aa031300c.htm

    If you want to combine telling neither your true name nor your "true" email address with still being able to receive replies, you can create a new, "anonymous" email account. There are two
    ways to accomplish this: a simple one and a not-so-simple one.
     
  14. Tipacanoe

    Tipacanoe

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    This is really ridiculous! You must lobby your legislator to outlaw the junk. It's the only way. Will I be writing these messages until I die!!!

    :confused:
     
  15. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    ....all this spamming goin on.......what-a-we gonna do??
    ..do we need to require all internet users to be lisenced??
    ..so that every time spam is sent the spammers lisence number is attatched to it. then the recipient could report spammer.
    ....ah but then you have another gov. agency to set up to deal with all the spammers that get reported.
    ......and of course that new agency would be funded by the high price we'd pay for them internet lisences.

    ......much,much simpler and cheaper to just ventilate them
     
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