constanly getting spam email

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by wutsup, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    whats up wilders, ever since ive owned my ISP's provided email address ive been using, ive always gotten emails from random people/or spammers with emails like gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc etc saying like "FREE MEDS", "CHEAP MEDS" and so on.

    is there anyway to stop this?
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    wutsup, most ISPs provide SPAM Blocker features in their Web based emails, however, some don't turn them on by default.

    Perhaps looking at the Options panel might yield a way to enable the SPAM blocker, if one is provided by your ISP.
     
  3. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I found that using the ISPs Mail box attracts spamers and certain type of spam ie Nigerian bank con. I have gotten away from using the ISPs address as my main email address that I use, I use my ISPs email address for more official type uses for example: union business. Less traffic makes my ISPs email less attractive for spamers. I think a online email service is the way to go.
     
  4. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Specialist

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    My ISP uses Yahoo for there email and I use Outlook 2007 so I get 10 to 20 spam emails a day because they spam all yahoo addresses and most of them don't have my email addy in them but something close but I did go to my ISP webmail and checked all the filters but they Told me that it does not work because I have 10Mbps download connection which automatically turns off the filters which I think it's stupid but nothing I can do but if I went down to there 7Mbps the filters would work go figure? But The Junk Email Folder in Outlook 2007 works 99% of of the time and the ones that get by I just add to Outlooks Junk filter!

    TH
     
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