Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

E-mail


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Dennis H

Dennis H

  • Members
  • 893 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:40 PM

Posted 22 November 2005 - 05:06 AM

Howdy,
I am running windows XP Home SP-2.

Every morning when I turn on the computer and check my E-mail I will have 15 to 20 E-mails soliciting me to buy penny stocks. I of course delete them, but within an hours time I will end up with 4 or 5 more. I delete those, and before the day is out the cycle starts over again. This has been going on for months.

Is there anyway to stop this nonsense ? Thanks for any help you can give me.

Take Care,
Dennis

EDIT: Tho these E-mails are supposedly being sent from different sources, they all have the exact same format. They all come with attachments that I am sure includes some sort of monster that can not wait to get inside my computer.

Edited by Dennis H, 22 November 2005 - 05:20 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 BanditFlyer

BanditFlyer

  • Members
  • 283 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:40 PM

Posted 22 November 2005 - 11:58 AM

Hi Dennis,

I am assuming you are using MS Outlook as a mail reader, since M$ Outbreak is the most common mail reader out there. Outlook lets you set up rules to filter out messages as 'spam'. You can set up rules using the rules wizard from the tools menu.

Also, try searching this forum for "SPAM". I've made several posts with that word in the topic or body of the post.

Please let us know how you are reading your email - Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Yahoo, etc.

#3 Animal

Animal

    Bleepin' Animinion


  • Site Admin
  • 34,275 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where You Least Expect Me To Be
  • Local time:07:40 PM

Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:12 PM

Dennis H,

One other thing to consider is this, does your ISP/Mail provider have the option of turning on a "spam" filter. There are also excellent 3rd party software applications that target spam. Another is to use throwaway email addy's when you sign up for stuff or need to register for something. Keep a singular email for personal/ family use, and never use it beyond that purpose. Also if you have your preview pane open you have just as well "opened" that spam and confirmed a "live one". Which just generates more. hth

Be (Spam) Safe

Da Bleeping Animal

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." Douglas Adams (1952-2001)


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+

#4 Dennis H

Dennis H
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 893 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:40 PM

Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:43 AM

Thank You for the replies.

BanditFlyer,
I am using Outlook Express 6

Animal,
That is certainly good advice. I will set up a different E-mail address today with Yahoo.

Thanks,

Dennis




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users