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Spam getting through Hotmail's "Exclusive" filter

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#1 mrne72


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 06:21 PM

Hey everyone, 


I just got hit with a new spamming campaign that has managed to bypass Hotmail's Exclusive filter for allowing emails to get to my inbox. I have it set to that, and everything else goes to the Junk folder where I vet it for authentic senders and anything I have entered my email for recently. If I don't recognize it, hover over the sender and see a BS sender address, it gets reported and deleted. But all of a sudden, within the last day or two, this band of emails has been going directly to my inbox, with sender addresses showing something like:


---------------------------Sexy Girl------------------------"my email address". I moved them to junk, then reported them, and I think I screwed up, because I blocked some, which doesn't put them in my deleted folder like those you report as phishing or junk. So those are gone as far as I know, and I can't refer back to them for information on sender, just have to wait for the next bombardment of my inbox. As with most of these damn things, I can't find a reliable sender's address in the "View message source" pane as it looks like many were spoofed, or whatever, they change them from email to email. If someone has a good working knowledge of hotmail and can give a few ideas on how they could be getting through the setting, so I can make some changes, I'd greatly appreciate it. I've changed my password to this address, because I thought maybe it had been compromised, and thought that maybe they somehow were using my own account to be able to get on the exclusive list, but I think that might be kind of reaching. But again, I don't know how hotmail decides who is authorized and who isn't in their programming. Spammers have all this programming crap down, and always get through sooner or later. 


Thanks again.







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#2 StarTrekker


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:12 AM

While googling about this problem, I saw where you seemed to have the same problem I had. I had this happen to me also a few days also, could not find any help online. Just like you, they seemed to be spoofing my personal email address in part of their senders email address. I noticed I have my address in my trusted list and I removed it and poof, end of my problem. Not often I send myself an email.  :) So I joined this site just so I could reply to your problem hoping this is the same fix to your problem,


Good Luck!

Let me know if it work!

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