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#1 dewalt

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:43 AM

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Have been using MS junk email "Actions" to block a number of spam emails. Spammers have gotten around this by creating a massive number of addresses with a continuing number of different combinations of numbers or word combinations or both to have different addresses each time they send a spam email. Now the addresses may be changed to an underscore with a word or phrase, such as "_To", no address to use to block the spam emails. Is there some better way to block these spam sites say by identifying the offending computers and blocking the "ports ??" they use and if so, how do you find the their computer IDs and then block them?

And some of the biggest offenders are Amazon, BestBuy, PayPal etc. How to block the big guys that may have hundreds, even thousands of addresses or whatever is required?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:14 AM

If you don't want email from Best Buy and other legit vendors, there will be a link in the email that will allow you to unsubscribe. With Paypal, chances are pretty good it's a spoof email designed to infect you when you click on a link. You can't really get rid of those except to have them go to your spam folder. You need to be observant because no email provider can catch everything and direct it to the spam folder and sometimes real email winds up in the spam folder. Nothing is foolproof.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:10 AM

Frankp316:

Found the unsubscribe links you mentioned for Best Buy, Amazon and a couple of others, but I am having most trouble with spam being sent where the only identifier is something like _To So is there any way I can identify the offending computers such as ports or such and then blocking those?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:41 AM

Nope. The only thing I can tell you for sure about spam is we all get it and we will all get more. There's no real way to stop it. The senders use multiple IP addresses so you can't block them all.

Edited by frankp316, 22 March 2012 - 04:43 AM.





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