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#1 digorok

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:30 AM

Is it better to marl email spam as spam, or to just delete it????

I have been marking it as spam, and it seems I just keep on getting the same thing. 

Same as with the block list.

I get the same spam, even though the sender is in the block list already.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:37 PM

There is no easy answer to that question.

 

If you're dealing with an e-mail client doing the filtering, or an IMAP/POP server doing the filtering (e.g. Gmail) it's definitely worth marking as spam as that's how the filters "learn" and get new spam triggers added to them.

 

You should never get a second e-mail message from a blocked address.   You might get the exact same spam message from another address, but if your blocked senders list is letting blocked senders through then something is wrong.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:14 PM

The email is through the service provider.

Hawaiian Telcom

I don't know what they use.

They have raised the filter settings, but it really didn't help.

Sometimes when I want to add a spam to the block sender list, I get a message that it is already in the block list.

If it's already in the block list, how come it didn't get blocked????

 

The spam comes in spurts. Some days I get only a few, some days over 20.

I noticed, when adding to the blocking list, most are from the UK. 

At least that's whats in the address.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:15 PM

I just noticed something.

When I mark spam as spam, it suppose to go into the spam folder.

Just to see what was in it, I opened it today.  

It had only the spam I put in today.

I went to the "settings" and opened the spam settings.

Lots of spam in the "Blocked Senders" box.

On the bottom is a box labeled "Save".

I click on it, and a message comes out that the list was updated.

First time I've done this.

Do I need to do this every time????



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:02 AM

Does it have an unsubscribe link in the e-mail?


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:23 AM

Does it have an unsubscribe link in the e-mail?

 

Just a note on unsubscribe links:  Unless the message originates from an entity you know you've previously done business with, whether cyber business or otherwise where you may have supplied an e-mail address, do NOT click on them.   This is yet another technique scammers use to verify that a given e-mail address is valid and monitored by someone which often results in said address being resold as "verified" (for lack of a better term).


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:30 PM

 

Does it have an unsubscribe link in the e-mail?

 

Just a note on unsubscribe links:  Unless the message originates from an entity you know you've previously done business with, whether cyber business or otherwise where you may have supplied an e-mail address, do NOT click on them.   This is yet another technique scammers use to verify that a given e-mail address is valid and monitored by someone which often results in said address being resold as "verified" (for lack of a better term).

 

Thanks for that Brian, I should have added this caveat. I am interested in running the link through Virustotal just out of curiosity.


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:56 PM

I don't open any spam.

I add it to the block list and mark it as spam.

When I add it to the block list, it's shows me the address it came from.






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