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#1 ramsey76

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 06:07 PM

I view my email on OE6 and my ISP email site.

I download the ISP based email to OE on my laptop,

I recently noticed I am getting a great deal of spam on OE that does not appear on my ISP email.

How is this possible ?

All of my anti spam measure are on the ISP email

Thanks

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:20 AM

Do you have more than one account set up in OE?
Is OE downloading your ISP's 'spam" box as well as your "in box."
Does the complete (expanded) header appear to be similar for both these "ghost" E-mails and legitimate E-mails?
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:21 AM

Hi ramsey76.

Are you using Outlook to enable spam filtering on your e-mail account?
You can quickly set up Outlook spam protection, and create a filtering rule:

Setting up an Automatic Spam Filter in Outlook:

In Outlook go to the Tools menu and select Rules and Alerts .
Click New Rule, then click and then select Start from a blank rule. Select Check messages when they arrive and click Next.
Check the box next to With specific words in the subject. In the Rule Description box below, click specific words.
Enter {SPAM?} and click Add. Click OK, then click Next.
In the next screen select Delete it, then click Finish. Note: Do not select Permanently delete it, because for technical reasons such a rule can't reside on the mail server.
For now on, messages labeled {SPAM?} will be automatically shunted to your Deleted Items folder. You have to empty your Deleted Items folder to get rid of such messages permanently.

If you are using SP2, outlook has additional security featues for stopping spam, and you can read about them at the following link:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/e...p2_filters.mspx

Update your Outlook:
You could also see if there are any updates for outlook which might bring more security to your inbox. Close all Outlook and all other Office programs, and go to Office Update:
http://g.msn.com/0US!s6.72385_723963/5...7/1??cm=Article

You may also need to have your Microsoft Office CD handy for the update.
In the Office Update box (beneath Downloads), click Check for updates.
Office Update will scan your computer, and return a list of updates already selected for installation. Look for one labeled Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update.
There may be other Office updates as well. If you do not want to install an update, click the check box next to it to clear it.
When you're ready, click the Start Installation button, and follow the directions given.

Here are a few links on how to reduce spam generally:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/e.../fightspam.mspx
http://www.scambusters.org/stopspam/ <--my fave
http://www.mall-net.com/spamfaq.html <--FAQ

David

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:02 PM

John

Thanks for the input.

I have 4 ISP accounts going to OE express.

I do not have my bulk/Spam email going OE.

I do not automatically have my spam deleted on my ISP accounts.

I am still curious how it get to OE but not the ISP email. This is true of one one spammer

I no longer have the email to check the header.

Tom

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:20 PM

I was hoping the header would provide enough information to determine from which ISP account or accounts from which these spam E-mails was being delivered.
Since this does not seem to be consistent (some blocked spam form each account is NOT being downloaded presumably) the header would help us to understand what is happening.
When this happens again, save the E-mail and repost.
Regards,
John
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