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Outlook 2007 "Block Sender" Effective Against Spam?


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#1 Justa

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:00 AM

How effective is it to open junk mail and select "Block Spam" on each message to reduce spam? Is the process more dangerous than any potential benefits of reducing spam mail. It appears to me that most of the senders continuously change the sender e-mail address.

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#2 Martel

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:35 AM

It is better than having the messages go to your inbox where you might inadvertently click on something

The way I handle it is

log into web mail
find the spam filter and set it to a level I am comfortable with

Also can block senders and entire domains from web mail and the messages will never reach Outlook

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:04 AM

My ISP kills most of my spam-emails, the rest is trashed by me without opening.

Opening a spam-email is the same as opening the door for a burglar.

I don't see any reason, why I would be interested in somebody, that stole my email-address, I ignore them completely.
The tragedy is that users themselves are responsible why spammers are still alive.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the help everyone, I will simply just delete them.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 03:07 PM

I would block them via web mail so they never reach your computer




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