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unwanted emails..please help!!!!!

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  1. pattonaddi

    pattonaddi Thread Starter

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    alright, i seriously need help with this. i am constantly getting porn emails and it's driving me crazy. i use yahoo beta mail on windows xp and my spam guard is on and it's not catching them and my norton isn't getting them and i'm soooooo tired seeing those awful subject titles, but for the life of me i do not know how to stop them from getting into my inbox. could somebody please tell me how make them stop?

    thanks,
    Kelly
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I don't know if you can add your own filters (I didn't like the new Yahoo! email and quickly went back to the old version).

    The old version lets you select mail and then hit the "Spam" button. If the new has that option do it on all the spam. That way maybe Yahoo! will be able to improve their spam guard and catch future mail.
     
  3. pattonaddi

    pattonaddi Thread Starter

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    hey, yeah it will let you select it and then hit the spam button but i would prefer them to never enter my inbox in the first place. that's what i need to figure out. thank you for your reply though!!
     
  4. Augie65

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    In the SpamGuard section, next to Control SpamGuard, did you check in the box beside Automatically send suspected spam to my Spam folder? Also in the SpamGuard section, you can specify how often you’d like to empty your Spam folder. Click the down arrow beside
    Empty Spam folder and select immediately or whatever you want. In the area above your spam options on the left, click Save Changes. You could also add the address to the Block email Addresses.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    "... i would prefer them to never enter my inbox in the first place."

    Yes. My point was that by identifying them as spam to Yahoo! their security folks can improve their spam filters and, hopefully, begin catching the ones that are plaguing you.
     
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    I haven't seen any way to stop them completely using ordinary spam filters. You can block them from the address they're sent from, but the spammers just change their address.

    Good luck with it. I know how you feel. I get so tired of having to deal with them.

    I tried the Yahoo beta and didn't like it and went back to the old version. I only use a Yahoo address as a secondary mailbox however.
     
  7. pattonaddi

    pattonaddi Thread Starter

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    thank you for y'alls replies! i like the beta mail better but just wish i could get rid of the spammers. i've done everything i know to do. it's just a pain in the butt to go and add every single address into the block address when they are just going to change their address and send another!! those jerks!!!! oh well....thanks again for y'alls advice. maybe yahoo will improve their security!!! it would be nice!!
     
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