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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:30 PM

I had SpamFighter on my computer for awhile - it sent spam to the "spam file" but didn't seem to actually screen out very much. I have SpywareGuard, SpywareBlaster, AdAware SE Personal, AVG, SpyBot Search & Destroy on my computer (Windows XP Home w/SP2). What would you suggest for spam e-mails? I really don't surf a lot, & don't download a lot of stuff, but I am still getting several spams a day.


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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:59 PM

You got to start with a clean slate. Ditch the email address(s) that is getting spammed.
Get one or more free email addresses. Use it only for the times you have to join a forum, order goods, view a site like newspaper, etc. Unless you are using a credit card always give false age, income, etc. that would put you in a high category for advertising.
NEVER open any spam email. The senders will know you opened it and know they have a legit address.
Use one email address for people you correspond with regularly. Preferably another free one you can ditch if it becomes spammy.
Really, spam filters only work on "legitimate spam".
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 06:21 PM

Even if you do not give out your E-mail address and are very careful about its use, you will probably get a few spam E-mails randomly generated. Hopefully, a majority of these are caught by your E-mail server and its spam filtering. Anything under 5 per day is manageable and probably inevitable.
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