Blocking Spam

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ~*Eternity*~, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. ~*Eternity*~

    ~*Eternity*~ Guest

    Question......
    Is it possible to block entire domains? Like say I get a spam email from
    ""
    Can I set a message rule to delete all mail from
    "@thisisspam.com" ?
    I realize that this would also delete legitimate emails from that domain,
    however I have noticed that certain domain names are constant in spam.
    Thanks for any help.
    ~*Eternity*~


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    ~*Eternity*~, Jan 12, 2004
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  2. ~*Eternity*~ wrote:
    > Question......
    > Is it possible to block entire domains? Like say I get a spam email from
    > ""
    > Can I set a message rule to delete all mail from
    > "@thisisspam.com" ?
    > I realize that this would also delete legitimate emails from that domain,
    > however I have noticed that certain domain names are constant in spam.
    > Thanks for any help.
    > ~*Eternity*~
    >
    >


    Assuming you know how to create a Message Rule:
    Click on the 'New' button
    In box 1. 'Where the From line contains people'
    In box 2. 'Delete'
    In box 3. click on the 'contains people' link
    In the 'Select People' box - @thisisspam.com
     
    Bill Schnakenberg, Jan 12, 2004
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  3. ~*Eternity*~

    ~*Eternity*~ Guest

    "Bill Schnakenberg" <> wrote in message
    news:vlzMb.49368$...
    > ~*Eternity*~ wrote:
    > > Question......
    > > Is it possible to block entire domains? Like say I get a spam email

    from
    > > ""
    > > Can I set a message rule to delete all mail from
    > > "@thisisspam.com" ?
    > > I realize that this would also delete legitimate emails from that

    domain,
    > > however I have noticed that certain domain names are constant in spam.
    > > Thanks for any help.
    > > ~*Eternity*~
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Assuming you know how to create a Message Rule:
    > Click on the 'New' button
    > In box 1. 'Where the From line contains people'
    > In box 2. 'Delete'
    > In box 3. click on the 'contains people' link
    > In the 'Select People' box - @thisisspam.com
    >

    Thank you! ;-)
    ~*Eternity*~
     
    ~*Eternity*~, Jan 12, 2004
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  4. ~*Eternity*~

    Kráftéé Guest

    Bill Schnakenberg wrote:
    > ~*Eternity*~ wrote:
    >> Question......
    >> Is it possible to block entire domains? Like say I get a spam
    >> email from ""
    >> Can I set a message rule to delete all mail from
    >> "@thisisspam.com" ?
    >> I realize that this would also delete legitimate emails from that
    >> domain, however I have noticed that certain domain names are
    >> constant in spam. Thanks for any help.
    >> ~*Eternity*~
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Assuming you know how to create a Message Rule:
    > Click on the 'New' button
    > In box 1. 'Where the From line contains people'
    > In box 2. 'Delete'
    > In box 3. click on the 'contains people' link
    > In the 'Select People' box - @thisisspam.com



    Wouldn't it be better to tell it to delete from server, that way you don't
    waste any time downloading stuff you're going to delete anyway???
     
    Kráftéé, Jan 12, 2004
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  5. ~*Eternity*~ wrote:
    > Question......
    > Is it possible to block entire domains? Like say I get a spam email from
    > ""
    > Can I set a message rule to delete all mail from
    > "@thisisspam.com" ?
    > I realize that this would also delete legitimate emails from that domain,
    > however I have noticed that certain domain names are constant in spam.
    > Thanks for any help.


    According to your headers...
    X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1158

    Short answer: Yes, you could... but that isn't a great solution.

    Long Answer: Go to TOOLS - RULES - MAIL RULES
    make a spam filter like this

    If the Msg Body Contains (Spam term - see below)
    Move the Msg to Folder (Creat one called SPAM)

    Now when you get spam, find a phrase that seems unlikely to pop-up in
    legit email, such as "PreApproved credit". If you use "credit card", any
    legit email (voucer, reciept, banking statements, bills) will be caught
    as well.

    Yeah, spam's annoying, but blocking a domain only stops that group....
    catch 'em by the keyphrase, and you got'em by the balls.


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    BuffNET Tech Support - MichaelJ, Jan 13, 2004
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  6. ~*Eternity*~

    ~*Eternity*~ Guest

    "BuffNET Tech Support - MichaelJ" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ~*Eternity*~ wrote:
    > > Question......
    > > Is it possible to block entire domains? Like say I get a spam email

    from
    > > ""
    > > Can I set a message rule to delete all mail from
    > > "@thisisspam.com" ?
    > > I realize that this would also delete legitimate emails from that

    domain,
    > > however I have noticed that certain domain names are constant in spam.
    > > Thanks for any help.

    >
    > According to your headers...
    > X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1158
    >
    > Short answer: Yes, you could... but that isn't a great solution.
    >
    > Long Answer: Go to TOOLS - RULES - MAIL RULES
    > make a spam filter like this
    >
    > If the Msg Body Contains (Spam term - see below)
    > Move the Msg to Folder (Creat one called SPAM)
    >
    > Now when you get spam, find a phrase that seems unlikely to pop-up in
    > legit email, such as "PreApproved credit". If you use "credit card", any
    > legit email (voucer, reciept, banking statements, bills) will be caught
    > as well.
    >
    > Yeah, spam's annoying, but blocking a domain only stops that group....
    > catch 'em by the keyphrase, and you got'em by the balls.
    >

    K thanks!
    ~*Eternity*~
     
    ~*Eternity*~, Jan 13, 2004
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