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#1 doopi

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:54 AM

Hi, I'm trying to help my dad fixing his computer, in his work it is important to have the e-mail that he has because of all that has his address, the problem is that he get so much spam that he is turning nuts :thumbsup:

can anybody help how to get writ of them.
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Posted 28 January 2006 - 08:53 AM

Having a more or less "public" E-mail address can result in a lot of spam that must be deleted on a daily basis, especially if you use a business address for other than business communications, which I suspect is the case with your dad's address.
Many E-mail providers will filtre some of them for you that they can readily identify, as well as allow you to manually identify uncaught messages as Spam; help him understand how to use both features.

If it is impossible for him to change his address for business reasons, then encourage him to set up several OTHER E-mail addresses to use for trusted friends/family, and for filling out internet information (e.g., memberships or registrations); the second of these can be "thrown away and replaced" if they become over-spammed.

Quite frankly, if the 7000 per quarter number is correct, it is probably worth his time and effort to change his business E-mail address, get a couple of additional throw-away accounts, and save the time and effort he is expending on SPAM deletions.

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Edited by jgweed, 28 January 2006 - 09:00 AM.

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#3 doopi

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:41 PM

Ok is there any program i can yous to get writ the spam, ho about mail washer?
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:37 AM

If you know most of the clients he could write a meesage rule in OutLook Express to move the email to a speific folder. This won't help for the customer who is trying to contact him for the first time, but once the rule is in place it would be much easier to read his mail.
I also have my friends start the message with a unquie first word(s) and sort by messages. Instruct clients to start the subject line with <Dad's company>- My problem. Then all the messages would be grouped together. Would not work for the client that can't follow instructions.
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:58 PM

Thanks people :thumbsup: I will tray to figure out ho we can do it.

It's so fo..... :flowers: annoying all the "adult" spam that come in the mail.
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