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Roverbhoy

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2002
1,840
#1
Hi folks...looking for some advice.

The latest spam e-mails I'm getting start with something like "click here for the latest special offers...50% off great deals on the latest hi tech equipment" and so on. Theres no indication that hey are anything except merchents. When I open them it's a porn site. How do you filter these out?
I don't want Roverkid opening these
 

Layce Erayce

Senior Member
Aug 11, 2002
9,116
#2
haha.

get an independent email account. yahoo and hotmail get spammed a lot more then @juventuz.com or @go.com or @priest.com etc

i dont use filters, i just change my email address every couple years, and use outlandish email handles like [email protected]

also dont display your emaiil address, and some places you register at can sell your email address to spammers.

in short, no i know nothing about filters. sorry.
 

Dragon

Senior Member
Apr 24, 2003
27,407
#4
I think he meant pop ups

Get a pop up blocker! some anti virus come with them, you can search on download.com for a pop up blocker!!
 

venom

Senior Member
Oct 22, 2003
1,288
#5
what email-client you use? i'm not currently receiving any spam so i don't know how those filters work but there is at least in mozilla thunderbird (which i use) some sort of junk mail control.
and if this is about pop-ups, then the solution is some popup-killer or browser with built-in popup-blocker (like mozilla firebird)
 
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Roverbhoy

Roverbhoy

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2002
1,840
#9
Thanks for the suggestions folks. Everything was fine for years using the same e-mail acoount, then I registered with yahoo for some shopping items and within a week I was getting 75 e-mails a day...mostly porn and Viagra...hehe. Anyway, I've now had to drop an account I had for something like seven-eight years because of this...really frustrating:(
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,857
#10
Rover, I have just the thing for you (well of course I do :D). Two solutions:

1. Get Mailwasher
It's a free spam filter that you can leave running in the background, it will connect to your mail server and delete whatever spam is there. You have to do the deletion yourself, it will mark certain messages as spam, you click a button and it kills 40 of them in one go. Then you open your mail client to handle your email as normal.

2. Get Mozilla
Get be combined with the above. If you use Mozilla Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird, both have built in junk mail controls. Once you set them up, they will learn what is spam and what isn't based on what you tell it. After a few weeks the filters work so well that you don't have to pay anymore attention to them, they just move the spam into a separate folder or delete it altogether.

3. (secret option)
Spam is now 40% of all email, it's not going away. Get a new email account every week and you will decrease the chance of getting spam considerably. :D
 
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Roverbhoy

Roverbhoy

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2002
1,840
#13
The worst aspect of this was that I noticed the little box at the bottom of some which said "to be removed from this list click here".

I did, and was taken to a screen which was blank...but unknown to me my modem had disconnected from my server and had redialled to another number.

I waited for something to appear on screen, but nothing did. I then went to the next e-mail and tried the same....again nothing happened....so I gave up.

My telephone bill came in and I had been charged £6 for two twenty second calls. I complained but was told that for this charge to have been made I must have agreed to the terms and conditions of the web site...I hadn't even been to the web site.

I gave in , but had to put a bar on 0900 numbers on my phone...bummer
 

Dj Juve

Senior Member
Jul 12, 2002
9,597
#17
get their email


fight fire with fire :fero:


send trojans...anything you can get your hands on.

Make your mails to the spammers look innocent like "please stop this"


high chance it wont work, but worth a chance.



Z, i do.....:devil: ;)
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,857
#18
That doesn't work, deej. That's reneissance spam fighting. A spammer doesn't have one email address to send from, they control several servers dedicated to spamming plus they route their garbage through various neutral servers (like hotmail). In fact there is little you can do but filter the junk.. :moan:
 

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