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To Much Spam


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#1 Firerock

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:19 PM

Hi,
I just spent two days looking for a free top rated antispam software to download, to keep spam out of my outlook express e mail. I wound up with a headake looking for a good download, so i am going to rely on the experts and users of this forum for sugestions on a good top rated free antispam download. Sugestions would be deeply appresated.



Thank you :thumbsup:

Edited by Firerock, 21 March 2006 - 11:16 PM.


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#2 Kruncher

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 09:57 PM

I'm sorry, I miss read your message.

You can use Thunderbird which I hear has a spam filter (I've never used it tho).

Or if you get your email from a local telecom, you can see if they offer a spam filter. Most ISPs (at least the small ones) offer something like postini for less than $5 a month.

Edited by Kruncher, 21 March 2006 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:05 PM

Spam where in your e-mail?
My advice is to not ever open up an e-mail from an unknown source.
Delete it and take out the trash.
Once you start opening them, they then know that yours is a live e-mail addy.
And also never click on the "if you wish to stop receiving this .. or whatever it says. The opposite will occur. You will then receive a deluge of even more spam.

Open a new e-mail account for registering at sites that you are not sure you trust, entering contests etc.
And then only give out your personal e-mail address to close friends, family and business associates.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:20 PM

Gmail's anti-spam function is pretty good. It has made very few mistakes.

And, it's free!!!!!

Just forward all your mail through Google's Gmail and use your email client to read it.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:25 AM

The best place to intercept Spam is right at your E-mail provider's In-box. Most providers have a generic Spam filtre, as well as providing users with the ability to further designate E-mails that have bypassed it as Spam.
Thunderbird, the E-mail client from Mozilla, has a teachable Spam filter and rules capability as well.
Scarlett's advice is very to the point, since Spammers love to know they reached a real person. In addition, have several "throw-away" E-mail addresses to use to give out on the net, and keep one for trusted friends, family, and business contacts. Once the throwaways get over-spammed, simply delete them and create new addresses.
Regards,
John
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