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Blocking spam

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by B Roberts, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. B Roberts

    B Roberts Flightless Bird

    I have a spam filter which works ok but
    I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    on my outlook express email

    I have highlighted it and then gone to
    messages and hit "block message" and
    the message is deleted.
    Next day I get the same spam.
    I get no other spam

    Is there something else I can do?

    Help would be appreciated

    Cheers
     
  2. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:%23hIx5%23GmKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    B Roberts <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz> typed:
    > I have a spam filter which works ok but
    > I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    > on my outlook express email
    >
    > I have highlighted it and then gone to
    > messages and hit "block message" and
    > the message is deleted.
    > Next day I get the same spam.
    > I get no other spam
    >
    > Is there something else I can do?
    >
    > Help would be appreciated
    >
    > Cheers


    Set an OE rule to delete or send to a special folder, anything with viagara
    in the subject line.

    You can't block it by blocking the sender: it might be the same spam every
    time but it's from a different source almost every time. To do a really good
    job of blocking spams, you need a 3rd party app to do so. I find that using
    OE's rules works for me, but ... I am in the vast minority - it's seldom
    going to work for other people.

    HTH,

    Twayne
     
  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz> wrote in message
    news:%23hIx5%23GmKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I have a spam filter which works ok but
    > I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    > on my outlook express email
    >
    > I have highlighted it and then gone to
    > messages and hit "block message" and
    > the message is deleted.
    > Next day I get the same spam.
    > I get no other spam
    >
    > Is there something else I can do?
    >
    > Help would be appreciated
    >
    > Cheers
    >



    Blocked Senders won't work on most spam since it only blocks the e-mail
    address which is constantly being changed. Use message rules instead.

    Some Message Rule tips:
    http://www.insideoe.com/tips/rules.htm

    Controlling Junk Mail in Outlook Express:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/junkmail.mspx

    Message Rules not working?:
    http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    B Roberts wrote:
    > I have a spam filter which works ok but
    > I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    > on my outlook express email
    >
    > I have highlighted it and then gone to
    > messages and hit "block message" and
    > the message is deleted.
    > Next day I get the same spam.
    > I get no other spam
    >
    > Is there something else I can do?
    >
    > Help would be appreciated


    For starters, you need to obtain a new e-mail address if you want to
    stop all spam completely. Once your e-mail address is "out there," any
    spammer can obtain it. In fact, your post's headers contain this
    address:

    gochanz@yah00.co.nz

    Perhaps you can go to the Yahoo mail page and set spam rules there to
    filter out all e-mails contatining the word "Viagra."
     
  5. Etaoin Shrdlu

    Etaoin Shrdlu Flightless Bird

    Daave wrote:
    > B Roberts wrote:
    >> I have a spam filter which works ok but
    >> I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    >> on my outlook express email
    >>
    >> I have highlighted it and then gone to
    >> messages and hit "block message" and
    >> the message is deleted.
    >> Next day I get the same spam.
    >> I get no other spam
    >>
    >> Is there something else I can do?
    >>
    >> Help would be appreciated

    >
    > For starters, you need to obtain a new e-mail address if you want to
    > stop all spam completely. Once your e-mail address is "out there," any
    > spammer can obtain it. In fact, your post's headers contain this
    > address:
    >
    > <deleted>
    >
    > Perhaps you can go to the Yahoo mail page and set spam rules there to
    > filter out all e-mails contatining the word "Viagra."
    >
    >

    Posting the OP's e-mail address in the body of your response was not a
    very smart thing to do. Nonetheless, I've found that when using
    Thunderbird (no different from OE for this purpose) for three different
    webmail accounts I get very little spam because I use the providers'
    facilities to filter spam, and they do a good job of it. My GMail
    account gets hundreds of spam messages monthly, and only rarely does one
    get through to my own e-mail client.
     
  6. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Etaoin Shrdlu wrote:
    > Daave wrote:
    >> B Roberts wrote:
    >>> I have a spam filter which works ok but
    >>> I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    >>> on my outlook express email
    >>>
    >>> I have highlighted it and then gone to
    >>> messages and hit "block message" and
    >>> the message is deleted.
    >>> Next day I get the same spam.
    >>> I get no other spam
    >>>
    >>> Is there something else I can do?
    >>>
    >>> Help would be appreciated

    >>
    >> For starters, you need to obtain a new e-mail address if you want to
    >> stop all spam completely. Once your e-mail address is "out there,"
    >> any spammer can obtain it. In fact, your post's headers contain this
    >> address:
    >>
    >> <deleted>


    Oh, NO, you didn't!

    gochanz@yah00.co.nz

    >> Perhaps you can go to the Yahoo mail page and set spam rules there to
    >> filter out all e-mails contatining the word "Viagra."
    >>
    >>

    > Posting the OP's e-mail address in the body of your response was not a
    > very smart thing to do.


    I had munged it. Changed the "o"s to "0"s. Pay attention, son! Since OP
    had already included his *actual* e-mail address in the headers (and
    anyone can see headers, especially spambots), no harm was done.
     
  7. Etaoin Shrdlu

    Etaoin Shrdlu Flightless Bird

    On 1/18/2010 3:03 PM, Daave wrote:
    > Etaoin Shrdlu wrote:
    >> Daave wrote:
    >>> B Roberts wrote:
    >>>> I have a spam filter which works ok but
    >>>> I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    >>>> on my outlook express email
    >>>>
    >>>> I have highlighted it and then gone to
    >>>> messages and hit "block message" and
    >>>> the message is deleted.
    >>>> Next day I get the same spam.
    >>>> I get no other spam
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there something else I can do?
    >>>>
    >>>> Help would be appreciated
    >>>
    >>> For starters, you need to obtain a new e-mail address if you want to
    >>> stop all spam completely. Once your e-mail address is "out there,"
    >>> any spammer can obtain it. In fact, your post's headers contain this
    >>> address:
    >>>
    >>> <deleted>

    >
    > Oh, NO, you didn't!
    >
    > gochanz@yah00.co.nz
    >
    >>> Perhaps you can go to the Yahoo mail page and set spam rules there to
    >>> filter out all e-mails contatining the word "Viagra."
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Posting the OP's e-mail address in the body of your response was not a
    >> very smart thing to do.

    >
    > I had munged it. Changed the "o"s to "0"s. Pay attention, son! Since OP
    > had already included his *actual* e-mail address in the headers (and
    > anyone can see headers, especially spambots), no harm was done.
    >
    >

    So are you calling me stupid? If so, that's OK, because in this instance
    I was. :>)
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Etaoin Shrdlu wrote:
    > On 1/18/2010 3:03 PM, Daave wrote:
    >> Etaoin Shrdlu wrote:
    >>> Daave wrote:
    >>>> B Roberts wrote:
    >>>>> I have a spam filter which works ok but
    >>>>> I keep getting the same spam message (Viagra)
    >>>>> on my outlook express email
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have highlighted it and then gone to
    >>>>> messages and hit "block message" and
    >>>>> the message is deleted.
    >>>>> Next day I get the same spam.
    >>>>> I get no other spam
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Is there something else I can do?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Help would be appreciated
    >>>>
    >>>> For starters, you need to obtain a new e-mail address if you want
    >>>> to stop all spam completely. Once your e-mail address is "out
    >>>> there," any spammer can obtain it. In fact, your post's headers
    >>>> contain this address:
    >>>>
    >>>> <deleted>

    >>
    >> Oh, NO, you didn't!
    >>
    >> gochanz@yah00.co.nz
    >>
    >>>> Perhaps you can go to the Yahoo mail page and set spam rules there
    >>>> to filter out all e-mails contatining the word "Viagra."
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Posting the OP's e-mail address in the body of your response was
    >>> not a very smart thing to do.

    >>
    >> I had munged it. Changed the "o"s to "0"s. Pay attention, son! Since
    >> OP had already included his *actual* e-mail address in the headers
    >> (and anyone can see headers, especially spambots), no harm was done.
    >>
    >>

    > So are you calling me stupid? If so, that's OK, because in this
    > instance I was. :>)


    No prob at all. :) I like your nick, BTW.
     

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