Re: An idea on how to block all spam.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by T.N.O, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. T.N.O

    T.N.O Guest

    "MarkH" wrote
    | ************************************************************************
    | Rules that sort incoming mail into folders (e.g. if mail from mum then
    move
    | to mum folder) and don't process any more rules.
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | If the E-Mail comes from someone in my contacts list don't process any
    more
    | rules.
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    All good.

    | If the Subject contains <codeword> then don't process any more rules.
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------


    This one doesnt work very well.
    Say that I went to primary school with you, and I would like to email you...
    how would I do so, as I would not be on your contacts, and I would not know
    the codword, then any message I would send you would be automatically
    deleted.

    Also this would not work for business email, for the same reason, many of
    the messages are 'unsolicited'.


    One way around this would be to have some sort of global "attn:
    email.address@here" type codeword, but as the spammers could easily guess
    email address's, I doubt that a global 'fix' would cut it in the real world.
     
    T.N.O, Aug 2, 2003
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  2. T.N.O

    colinco Guest

    In article <bgglcj$vg0$>, MarkH wrote...
    > The hardest one is the hotmail
    > and yahoo, there could be people that I know using those services, but
    > there is so much spam that comes from those 2 services.
    >
    >

    It's not automatic - you have to spread your address about. Yahoo have
    filtering that seems to catch most bulk mail.
     
    colinco, Aug 2, 2003
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  3. In article <>, colinco <> wrote:
    >In article <bgglcj$vg0$>, MarkH wrote...

    *SNIP
    >It's not automatic - you have to spread your address about.


    Not with Hotmail you don't. I have a Hotmail account for MSN Messenger,
    have _NEVER_ released the address, and it gets about as much spam as my
    well-publicised IHUG account does.

    --
    Matthew Poole Auckland, New Zealand
    "Veni, vidi, velcro...
    I came, I saw, I stuck around"

    My real e-mail is mattATp00leDOTnet
     
    Matthew Poole, Aug 2, 2003
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