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Spam In Outlook Express

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#1 Ross TPO

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:28 PM


I am getting a ridiculous amount of spam sent to my email addresses in Outlook Express. I dont have this problem with my hotmail account.

I was just wondering when there was anything I could do to prevent this because at present, I am getting about 50 emails a day offering me sexual enhancements...great!

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

You should set up Message Rules in Outlook Express.

For now, do not open any of these spam e-mails. That way the spambots don't know if the e-mail is received or not.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:24 PM

Perhaps the best way to reduce Spam is at the source, rather than wait for it to download to your computer. Make sure, therefore, that you use any filtres available from the E-mail provider.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 07:12 AM

I guess you have not yet discovered the brilliant Mailwasher tool ?

it will not STOP the mail arriving on your server but WILL allow you to stop them being downloaded to your computer

and a different version is at

http://www.btinternet.com/~firststop/shortcuts/ line 30B
easy to set up and I find even easier to use; but do NOT please EVER be tempted to bounce mails ; that merely clogs an already overloaded system and also actually tells the sender you are a legitimate 'target' for a bucket load of more spam ( including the male enhancement drugs and more too) :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:22 AM

but do NOT please EVER be tempted to bounce mails ; that merely clogs an already overloaded system and also actually tells the sender you are a legitimate 'target' for a bucket load of more spam ( including the male enhancement drugs and more too) :thumbsup:

Bounce messages could also go to some poor innocent person who had his/her email spoofed by a spammer.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 12:11 PM

Rules in Outlook Express dont work worth a hoot. It is too easy for the spammers to get around them.

Mailwasher is a great tool! It will allow you to blacklist entire domains that you dont recognize.
Once you train it a little & make a friends & blacklist it will tag your email for you.

Remember it is a filter. Run Mailwasher BEFORE opening Outlook Express to weed out the dross
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 09:56 PM

Hello Ross TPO,

Another option would be to request a change in user name for that account. I had to do that for my first e-mail account. This was before I had a computer. Once you have done so, refrain from posting your e-mail address on websites. You might also want to open a throw-away account, perhaps in gmail, to use when you place orders, sign up for forum, etc. That way if it becomes spam city, it is no big deal to close that account and get a new one.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:32 PM

I've used Mailwasher in the past and it is a great program for spam

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