unwanted e-mails

Fri, 2008-03-14 10:23 by Brigham · Forum/category:

Any ideas on how to get rid of unwanted e-mails. Every time I log on to receive e-mails, there is always one or two adverts about penis enlargement. I just used to delete them, but they keep coming. I now put them in the blocked message folder, but each time they have a new e-mail address, so now I have a huge blocked message file. I tried e-mailing one or two of the e-mail addresses to ask them to stop but I was ignored.
Any suggestions??

Non responsive program

Tue, 2008-03-18 18:09 by Brigham

This is for "admin"
Some time ago I had a problem with non-responsive programs. It occurred when I used links within pages I was using. I got around it by opening links in another tag, which seemed to work most of the time. I have recently disabled the DCOM on my computer (XP) and it seems to have done the trick.
I don't know if this information is of any use to you but I thought I would tell you in case.

One simple solution

Fri, 2008-03-14 10:40 by admin

Use Google as spam filter.

You could also install a local spam filter, such as K9 or MailWasher, but the Google route is easier and doesn't require babysitting. I'm doing it myself too.

Don't tell anybody that you tried to ask them to stop sending spam, because people in the know will break out in laughter. Spammers send billions of spam mails through bot nets. You can be 99.9% sure that nobody ever sees your request, but there is a considerable risk that your email is automatically registered as confirmation that your email address is good to be spammed, so you'll get more spam.

I typically get around 400 spam emails per day. One or two of these on average make it through Google's spam filter, and I always conscientiously report them to Google to keep their spam filter on its toes. Please do that too.

One more hint: Do not publish your email address anywhere.

Your comment was helpful. I

Sat, 2008-03-15 11:06 by Brigham

Your comment was helpful. I was able to access a facility on Outlook Express that enabled me to stop messages with certain words in them. I have only had one unwanted message since. Thank you!!

Self-made filters

Sat, 2008-03-15 14:04 by admin

You're welcome. I fear though that you won't be happy with the filters for long. In my experience it takes too much effort to keep filters up to date.

Anyway, if you're overwhelmed by spam, there is still the Google Mail way.

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