HOW TO STOP SPAM

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  1. using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???
     
    amanda-n-joseph, Feb 13, 2006
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  2. amanda-n-joseph

    Scraggy Guest

    amanda-n-joseph wrote:
    > using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???


    You need a Spam trap.

    One can be easily made from 16 gauge wire.

    Use Google to find out how.

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    I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as
    members. Groucho Marx
     
    Scraggy, Feb 13, 2006
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  3. amanda-n-joseph wrote:
    > using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???
    >
    >

    One way is to keep your email address out of newsgroups. For instance
    if you were selling a horse or a pony or something, you'd publish your
    email address as or something similar
    with an explanatory note saying to remove the ZZZZZ part when replying.
    Human beings will know what to do, but email harvesting programs will
    end up with an invalid address.

    See http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=spamblock.

    Also do a google search for munge or munging.

    This is just one tactic to minimise spam from one source. Perhaps while
    searching on google, you could also search for "how do i stop spam"
    (including the quotes).

    Leo
     
    Leopold Stotch, Feb 13, 2006
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    dogsBollix Guest

    Leopold Stotch <> wrote in
    news::

    > amanda-n-joseph wrote:
    >> using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???
    >>
    >>

    > One way is to keep your email address out of newsgroups. For instance
    > if you were selling a horse or a pony or something, you'd publish your
    > email address as or something similar
    > with an explanatory note saying to remove the ZZZZZ part when replying.
    > Human beings will know what to do, but email harvesting programs will
    > end up with an invalid address.
    >
    > See http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=spamblock.
    >
    > Also do a google search for munge or munging.
    >
    > This is just one tactic to minimise spam from one source. Perhaps while
    > searching on google, you could also search for "how do i stop spam"
    > (including the quotes).
    >
    > Leo
    >

    turning OFF the receipt request "feature" should also help although it may
    be too late now if OE has already auto replied to all the spam she's
    already got and verified that her address is in fact real

    dB
     
    dogsBollix, Feb 13, 2006
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    Mike Easter Guest

    amanda-n-joseph wrote:
    > using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???


    OE has very weak message rules, totally inadequate for anything but the
    simplest of spam filtering, such as the segregation of all of the mail
    which isn't addressed to you in the To and whitelisting your friends and
    mailing lists.

    Ideally, you should not be having to read your spam subjects to identify
    goodmail from spam and you certainly should not be opening and reading
    and believing and responding to any of your spam.

    To that end, all of your spam should be 'pre-identified' before it
    arrives in any of your OE mail folders.

    An excellent tool for doing this is SpamPal, which can be configured
    mainly with numerous blocklists and also additional plugins. SP stands
    between your provider's mailserver and OE, and tags all of the spam with
    a label which OE can message rule into its own spam folder. SP has
    powerful features for white and blacklisting as well. Then only
    goodmail will be in the OE Inbox.

    SpamPal's ability to identify spam is very very powerful. Putting your
    eyeballs on spamsubjects and spamfroms found in your goodmail inbox is a
    very very poor way to 'filter' spam.

    The SP tagged and OE tag-segregated spam can be deleted or reported.
    The advantage of spam reporting is that it contributes to the
    effectiveness of your own filtering in addition to aiding the filtering
    of others.

    http://www.spampal.org What Is SpamPal?
    http://compare.spampal.de/ SpamPal Features -- To see how SpamPal
    matches up against other popular anti-spam programs, check out this
    comparison chart.


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    Mike Easter
     
    Mike Easter, Feb 13, 2006
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    Kenny Guest

    As well as the other suggestions Mailwasher helps by letting you see the
    headers on the server before downloading them.
    The free version only works with one a/c, for more you need to get the Pro
    version.
    http://www.mailwasher.net/

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    Kenny Cargill

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    Kenny, Feb 13, 2006
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    JANA Guest

    Talk to your ISP, in case they have a free Spam filtering service. Many of
    them now do. Some do it at their mail server level, while others will give
    you a free software to install. The one that I am with does it for free on
    their server. I only had to use a name and password to set it up, and it
    works great.

    If you cannot get it from your ISP, then you can download and install one
    yourself. The ones that you pay for are usually better and have more
    features than the free ones. Take care that some of the free ones may also
    come with some Spyware inside of it If you do a Google search for
    antispyware, or Spam filtering software, I am sure you will find many.

    One free one that I would trust is from Mozilla
    http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/spam.html


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    JANA
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    "amanda-n-joseph" <> wrote in message
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    using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???
     
    JANA, Feb 13, 2006
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    HMV Guest

    "JANA" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Talk to your ISP, in case they have a free Spam filtering service. Many of
    > them now do. Some do it at their mail server level, while others will give
    > you a free software to install. The one that I am with does it for free on
    > their server. I only had to use a name and password to set it up, and it
    > works great.
    >
    > If you cannot get it from your ISP, then you can download and install one
    > yourself. The ones that you pay for are usually better and have more
    > features than the free ones. Take care that some of the free ones may also
    > come with some Spyware inside of it If you do a Google search for
    > antispyware, or Spam filtering software, I am sure you will find many.
    >
    > One free one that I would trust is from Mozilla
    > http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/spam.html


    I used to use http://www.spamihilator.com/ which I found very effective. The
    reason I don't use it now, is that I've learnt to be more guarded with my
    new email address, and have several junk addresses that I use for website
    access and the like.

    Also my new ISP blocks the most obvious spam at the server.

    HELPMV

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    HMV, Feb 13, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    amanda-n-joseph wrote:
    >
    > using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???


    Dont publish your real email address on websites, your webpage, or
    USEnet. Use a disposable email address for such. They are free at
    mail.yahoo.com


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    Plato, Feb 13, 2006
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  10. amanda-n-joseph wrote:
    > using outlook expreee6 how do i stop SPAM???
    >
    >

    Change your e-mail address.
     
    Thomas Pitchford, Feb 14, 2006
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