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#1 beaowolf

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 11:24 AM

:hmmm: Hi

Can any body tell me how I can stop un-wanted Adult emails from showing up.

I have already blocked about 29 of them so far in the past few weeks is there a way I can send them back to where they came from and permently stop this stuff from showing up because if this keeps up my block list will fill up and then what will I do ? If delete these adresses from my block list will they come back and haunt me in the future this I do not want to happen , I have spy ware blaster ad aware 6.0 spyware guard and Norton internet security on my system. thank you for any advise that you can give.

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#2 New Raider

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 11:45 AM

Well there isn't any full proof method.
I use Hotmail which has a good filtering system.
I can allow only Hotmail messages, contacts, and whatever's in my safe list.
This means I am in control of what comes into and will remain in my inbox, otherwise the mail will go in the junk mail folder, and it will be deleted within 48 hours.
That's why I always look in my junkmail, because things I want (such as new passwords) will go in it.
However, I do not recommend using Hotmail.
I only use it, because I was forced to.

#3 ErikAlbert

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 01:27 PM

beoawolf
I use Outlook 2000 and "Spam Inspector". Good enough for me, because I'm a very lazy guy.
After installing this software, I only took care about my "friend list", nothing else.
No spam filters, no enemy list, etc.
Well this software removes immediately 99%-100% of my spam emails every day, whatever the subject of the spam is : viagra, porn, medicals, ...
That's what I call a REAL HELP.
But there are many other solutions. You better wait a little longer until more members replied.

Edited by ErikAlbert, 04 July 2004 - 01:48 PM.

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#4 Tuxedo Jack

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 01:39 PM

If you're a person who uses AOL or a server-side mail viewer like Juno, there's not much that you can do. Just click "Report Junk."

If you use Outlook/Eudora or a client, you can use Mailwasher. It's quite good, and it filters your mail nicely.

If you're on Linux and have your own mailserver (lucky me), you can use SpamAssassin and a suitable mail client with message rules (I use Pine). SpamAssassin grades the mail and marks it as spam based on the grade. A lot of mailservers swear by it, as do I.
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