Bad Spam troubles.

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by S1lent, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. S1lent

    S1lent Registered Member

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    Lately, my SpamBlocker has been picking up a lot of pornography e-mails. Is there anyways I can make them stop coming? I've run my computer for viruses, Trojans, adware, and spyware, and it's all been cleaned. But, I still continue to recieve these e-mails. Is there anything I can do to make them stop? Or am I just going to have to deal with it? Please Help.

    Thank You!
    ~S1lent


    P.S. If I put this in the wrong section than I apologize. I'm a new user so I still need to get use to what goes where.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    As long as your spamblocker is catching the porn mail and it is not getting through about all you can do is just keep deleting it.as it gets caught by SpamBlocker.


    bigc
     
  3. longdog

    longdog Guest

    If it's gets too bad you could always try changing your email address. If this is possible i would recommend it, but only as a last resort. Best of luck.
     
  4. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    Even previewing a message in Outlook (Express) may result in a request to a server on the internet, thereby identifying you as a spam reader.

    I would disable the preview function or move away from Outlook (Express).
     
  5. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    Consider also using disposable email addresses in future. If you have one address and give it to everyone, then sooner or later it will get leaked to a spammer and you won't know who is to blame. If you give every website and company a unique temporary email, then you can shut down any that start to receive spam and take appropriate measures with the guilty party.

    The site I find the best for this is SpamGourmet (which has other domains like spamcannon.org, antichef.net and recursor.net if you want to avoid giving a bad impression) but SneakEmail and Mailinator are viable alternatives.

    There is a lot to be said for dumping LookOut (Express) though :) - a good free alternative is ThunderBird.
     
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