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Spam problem

Hi, I am using windows xp, outlook espress 6 and avg free edition viris scanner.

My problem is SPAM. I keep receiving spam about Viagra etc, they all come from different addresses and I woul like to know how to stop them entering my mailbox. Please can anyone help me stop these Link:censored . I am receiving about 20 a day.

Mike.

Moderators note by John (johnessex) Avoidance of swear filter removed. All capitals title made lower case.
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Community Veteran
Posts: 4,729
Registered: 04-04-2007

Spam problem

Hi Mike

First could I ask you to remove the offensive word from your post Cheesy I am not sure that it was necessary.

There is very little that you can do to stop being Spammed, but there are a few things that will reduce the number of spam e-mails that you are forced to read.

Take a look at this link;
http://www.plus.net/support/security/spam/

I personally would recommend changing to Thunderbird as your e-mail client and setting up Junk Mail Controls. They are not a wonder fix, they will take about two weeks to become effective. But they do cut down the volumes of spam that you are forced to read.

Chilly
Walrus
Grafter
Posts: 394
Registered: 30-07-2007

Spam problem

http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

Worth noting - "Windows Mail" in Vista has a built in spam filter (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/features/forhome/mail.mspx), and Outlook 2003/7 also has this facility.
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

Spam problem

Also read this page

http://portal.plus.net/support/security/spam/blocking_spam_emails.shtml

This could be a good way of blocking the spam as long they are sent to an address you can do without.

Denzil