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#1 toshibauser

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:09 PM

My Aol email is looted with spam and porn emails, so i need to get a new one.
Is thunder bird reliable and fairly spam free?

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#2 Sage46

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:16 PM

My Aol email is looted with spam and porn emails, so i need to get a new one.
Is thunder bird reliable and fairly spam free?


Might be if you don't post it on a lot of web sites. Once a spammer finds you they all will come knocking

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:53 PM

I use Thunderbird and have never been spamed.I switched from OE for security reasons but now also find the extensions great!Perhaps our surfing habits differ a bit tho. :thumbsup: Check these out....
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:10 AM

Thunderbird is an E-mail client, and just alone will not prevent SPAM from getting into your In-box, although it will identify it one it downloads it (you can teach it to do this rather easily).
The real place to stop SPAM is <b>before</b> it reaches your POP E-mail client. There are several things you can do to prevent SPAM. First, set up several addresses, using one for trusted friends and family, another for business, and a third for on-line registrations. Having one or two "throw away" addresses (there are many free E-mail services) that can simply be deleted if they get too full of SPAM makes things easier.
Secondly, do not post your E-mail address in public places on the Internet; spambots will eventually find it and harvest it.
Thirdly, never open any SPAM E-mails; delete these immediately from your WEB in-box. Some SPAM is designed to report back your opening of it.
Fourthly, make full use of any anti-SPAM features that your mail service provides.

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#5 toshibauser

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 02:57 AM

thanks jon,
that is the whole point of this, my yahoo one is ridiculously spammed, used for registratiosns, but noe the aol one is. so i thikn ill go with thunderbird

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

Well I use Tb, and am very happy with it. I have several "throw away" E-mail addresses that I can delete at will if they become overly-spammed, and several GoogleMail addresses that I use for business and family. Keeping addresses private,and quickly deleting SPAM E-mails, seem to be the key to preventing unwanted mail. I think both Yahoo and GMail have good E-mail filtres.
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