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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by finadina, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. finadina

    finadina Thread Starter

    Feb 14, 2003
    My Outlook Express is flooded on a daily basis by spam, including porn content. Is there ANYTHING I can do?

    Help me please!!

  2. BillC


    May 28, 2003
    Well, if you only want to get e-mail from those in your address book, you can follow the instructions posted by Deke. Here they are:

    Or, you could get a program that filters spam.I've never used a spam filter, but I know there are many good ones available. You could look here
  3. joe2cool


    Feb 7, 2002
  4. NicolaJane


    Oct 6, 2003
    just wondering also if you are australian?? and use telstra bigpond isp?? if so then they are having a bad epidemic of spam emails at the moment and has nothing to do with the person. They are trying to combat this and your normal emails will be back up and running within the next few days
  5. EvileYe


    Aug 30, 2003
    There are a ton of spam filters out there, None of them are 100% effective, but they are better than nothing. Ella for Outlook is a good one. You can find a trial version here: http://www.openfieldsoftware.com/Ella.asp
    Edit: just noticed you are using Outlook Express which is currently unsupported by Ella :(

    To try and avoid as much spam as possible, only Give your real e-mail address to friends, and use a throw away one like Yahoo or Hotmail for general web use, and don't sign up for things with your Main e-mail address as it doesn't take the spam bots long to trawl one from a webpage.

    Nicola Jane:

    Telstra would have you believe that is the reason for all their woes, Thats what they told me 4 weeks ago and they still haven't fixed it. The fact is they installed Spamcop on their servers and forgot all about testing it first ;)
  6. Corrosive


    Jan 9, 2003
    If you wanted a more extreme solution, buy a domain name of your choice and only use it for communicating between online friends, and use the other one for when you want to sign up for a service or something like that.

    As long as your so-called mates don't sign you up to a mailing list, you should be relatively spam free at that address.

    And I say "buy a domain name" for a reason. Hotmail, Yahoo!Mail and their ilk are a prime targets for spammers.
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