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#1 gneb

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:43 PM

i'm always receiving emails about going to a porn site. i hate it! i don't even know how they got my email address since i never go to a porn site. the problem is, there's no unsubscribe option on the message so i can't unsubscribe. what do i have to do to permanently not received those stuff? thanks..

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:59 PM

Contact your ISP and ask them if there is anything they can do gneb. If they can't help you filter it out change your email address if possible. Sometimes that is the only way to get away from it.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:58 AM

Here are a couple of strategies I use to deal with unwanted emails:

About 50-75% of emails I receive are junk. I have my filter settings pretty high, so that if the email sender is not on my known list or in my contacts list already, it automatically goes to my junkmail folder. Then I just move emails from the junk folder that I recognize as valid, adding them to a trusted sender list, while deleting the rest. It may seem like a lot of work at first, but is very managable after a short while.

For repeating trouble emails, I instruct my email client to delete them immediately. I identify them either by sender or subject line.

Now the only bad ones that get through to my inbox are the ones where the sender is posing as me(!)- fairly rare ocurrence though.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:42 AM

Never open or reply (even if it is to "opt out") to spam E-mails; this only proves it has arrived to a real address and you will get more spam.
While most E-mail providers made a serious attempt to eliminate spam (a economic necessity for them), some will get by. Providers generally provide users with optional filtres which you can use as a first defence against unwanted E-mails; reducing them there reduces the number you must download to your E-mail client , the second defence. Most applications also have user filtres---Thunderbird allows you, for example, to "teach" it what to look for.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:31 PM

thanks everyone!

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:35 PM

what you may have done originally is click on a link somewhere that gave your email addy 'away'; or someone you are in contact with may have an infected mail addy and this affected yours?

have you considered the use of mailwasher? although it will not stop the mails reaching your server , used correctly this will help prevent any unwanted mail from ever reaching your computer




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