: how to block



creeker
10-25-06, 04:36 PM
Hello, does anyone know how to block or at least slow dowm spam on the computer,I am now right clicking on my email and entering names of senders
that I want blocked, but it doesn't seem to help, Tnx

Elvis
10-25-06, 06:25 PM
They change addresses every day. Few are valid.

What I'm doing is using the "message rules" feature in Outlook Express. It doesn't completely solve the problem but it has reduced it dramatically. You can kill a lot of messages on the server before they even get to your system.

My problem this week is that they come up with a new way of mispelling "Anatrim" and "Cialis" every day.

I do know that blocking senders doesn't work. We might just need to find a better e-mail program. Sal has something that requires the sender to reply with a code to enable them to send to him. Spammers won't do that. I need to look into whatever it is that he's running.

Krashed989
10-25-06, 07:13 PM
As soon as an email address of mine becomes overloaded with spam, what I do is simply create a new one. I abandon the old one and mail a notice to everyone on my mailing list.

urbanski
10-25-06, 07:17 PM
yeah use gmail
so far its 100% correct in knowing/blocking spam vs not spam :)

ChicagoCTS32
10-25-06, 07:23 PM
yeah use gmail
so far its 100% correct in knowing/blocking spam vs not spam :)
:yeah:

creeker
10-25-06, 07:44 PM
Tnx for your suggestion,I was using the message rules thing too, about a month ago I was getting about 10 spams once a day,now I get about 90 every morning and throughout the day.

ShadowLvr400
10-26-06, 03:31 AM
I use Outlook to search for key words and torch those senders. Any that slip through, I block and sign up for porn sites spam mail. Used to respond back with a virus laden email, but got tired of controlling my own critter. But yea, I sign up and spam email with this porn site, that sells your email to more spammers.

Jesda
10-26-06, 05:40 AM
Ella is an outstanding program, and its free.

Otherwise, get a separate hosting service (gmail) with configurable spam filtering.

Elvis
10-26-06, 09:44 AM
I use Outlook to search for key words and torch those senders. Any that slip through, I block and sign up for porn sites spam mail. Used to respond back with a virus laden email, but got tired of controlling my own critter. But yea, I sign up and spam email with this porn site, that sells your email to more spammers.

The problem with that technique is that most of the return addresses you get are false, sometimes even made up.

A good spammer can force any return address he wants into that block. Somehow they even used mine for a while. I received replies from people I've never heard of threatening me if I don't quit spamming them. But I was a victim just like they were.

I'm stuck with my mail host (Time Warner/now Comcast) because of work. Last year they got hacked and somebody got my complete company list of e-mail addresses, some that I had never even used. I went in there a few weeks ago to clean things out and found that all of those dead accounts had mail specifically addressed to them, even though they never sent or received mail. These weren't easy to guess names, either. The only possible explanation is that Time Warner got hacked.

My solution has to be here on my system, not with the host.

dp102288
10-26-06, 10:21 AM
I send spammers back porn links. Some are dead, some aren't.