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Old 09-23-2007, 12:56 PM   #15
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How do you folks get rid of spam? Is there a good program to use.
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In addition to the other suggestions consider using one of the additional email addresses most ISP's provide and only give that out to people you know and trust. Then switch your email software to the new address.

Keep your original email address, checking in online periodically. If your ISP allows you to mark thinkgs as spam do so, if not let your online inbox overflow. Then all the spammers will get their messages bounced back. That will thwart the bot spammers as you may be deleted from their lists. The bounced messages will raise red flags to their ISP's as potential spammers as well. Don't publically post your email address anywhere, the bots will pick it up. If you do post your email anywhere be sure to munge it such that a human can decipher it, with an annotation in your sig line.

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my.TRASHemailaddress@myisp.com
Take out the TRASH before replying

@ some time in the future you can revert back to your main or original email address and your spam will be definately reduced.

FWIW both my ISP's and OUTLOOK'S spam filters are doing a very good job once they were set up properly. I went from 50-100 spam a day to maybe 1 a week that makes it through
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:58 PM   #16
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This is the home version of what I have used for years on my corporate networks that I manage. Always been rated as one of the top.

Internet Security

It includes Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, and Spam filters. You can install on three home computers for the price.
We use this home version on wifes and children's puters and it works just as good as the corporate version.
I'll second Greg's suggestion on Trend Micro's product. I've had the same email address for 15 years, and it's been plastered all over the place. The sad result is that I get hundreds of junk emails every week, and Internet Security catches almost all of them. It's also a great anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing program.

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:09 PM   #17
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I use anti-spyware and virus programs, but spam blocking is done quite well with my free email account at Yahoo; I may have one or two to eliminate from my mail, but the Spam folder fills up all by itself I do help them with it by marking the ones that make it to my mail as spam so they can add to the filter system.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:41 PM   #18
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I would not want to "bounce back" to spammers - the bounce message confirms that although your mailbox is full, the address is legitimate, so they should keep using it. I believe that the best response to spam is no acknowledgment at all.
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:15 PM   #19
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Brian, I wasn't clear -- I do NOT bounce back to the sender for the reason you stated -- I report the spam to Yahoo, using the Spam tool provided for that purpose, and they use the reports to adjust their spam filters.

BTW, a new one just hit me today -- Instead of the usual African dictator's money, I was asked to launder the money of a plane crash victim... That scam is so old that my ex-father in law was getting them by actual mail from Africa back in the 1980's!!
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:54 PM   #20
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BTW, a new one just hit me today -- Instead of the usual African dictator's money, I was asked to launder the money of a plane crash victim... That scam is so old that my ex-father in law was getting them by actual mail from Africa back in the 1980's!!
The ones that really upset me are the ads for male "enhancement" products that are sent to my teenaged daughter's account.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:18 PM   #21
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The ones that really upset me are the ads for male "enhancement" products that are sent to my teenaged daughter's account.
Sorry i a could not help it. I get the same junk. Its very frusterating. What do we all do. These creeps should be put away.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:09 AM   #22
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I dunno, I think this stuff works. I bought one of the enhancement lotions and rubbed it all over my 13' Scamp last nite. This morning when I went out I now have a 16...........
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:48 PM   #23
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I see these threads on most every forum I frequent. I don't understand them because I don't get spam. At least not anywhere but from the canned meat department at my local grocery store!
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I see these threads on most every forum I frequent. I don't understand them because I don't get spam. At least not anywhere but from the canned meat department at my local grocery store!
Consider your self very lucky.
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Brian, I wasn't clear -- I do NOT bounce back to the sender for the reason you stated -- I report the spam to Yahoo, using the Spam tool provided for that purpose, and they use the reports to adjust their spam filters.
Pete, you were quite clear in this note:
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... spam blocking is done quite well with my free email account at Yahoo
...I do help them with it by marking the ones that make it to my mail as spam so they can add to the filter system.


I was actually responding to Roy's comment:
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...If your ISP allows you to mark thinkgs as spam do so, if not let your online inbox overflow. Then all the spammers will get their messages bounced back...
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:42 PM   #26
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Chester,

If you can cope with notifying everyone from whom you want to receive emails of a change in your address, then there are three things you should do to ensure that you stop receiving spam.

1. Change your email address so that it has numbers in it (e.g. Chester867Taje@somethingorother.com). Spammers generate email addresses by using first and last names from sources such as telephone directories. Introducing numbers into your email address makes it impossible for a spammer to generate it.

Protect this email address. Give it only to your bank, your family, your close friends --- people and organizations from whom it is important that you receive email and whom you trust to protect your address.

2. Create an second, alternative, email address under Yahoo, or Google, or Hotmail and use it ONLY for registering on websites such as this one. Both Yahoo and Google have good spam filters which you can customize.

3. Never provide either of your email addresses to people who want you to register for a "free gift", or a "draw for a valuable prize". The whole point of these schemes is to collect email addresses which can be sold to other organizations, some of whom send spam.

Best of luck,
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:50 PM   #27
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Thank you E.Graham. I will do that.
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Speaking of spam.. I got this one today. It came with an email address to repond to which I am not putting on here. I can't believe that someone would actually respond to this. I wish I had an email address or website to forward these to. It's a shame that this goes on.

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Dearest Trustful

I'm happy to inform you about my success,Prensently I'm in India .Meanwhile I did not forget your past efforts and attempt to assist me despite the fact that it failed us some how. Now contact my secretary in Benin Republic.

Name------ Michael Obi.


Ask him to send you 800,000.00 which I kept in your favour as compensation for all your past efforts and attempts to assit me in that matter.
so feel free and get in touch with my secretary instruct him where to send it to you without delay.
Dr Frank Kelly
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