Vista/Windows mail spam filter help please

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dribbler, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Dribbler

    Dribbler Guest

    Running Vista Home Premium with Windows Mail. and having recent problems
    with spam coming into the inbox.

    Starting three weeks ago, I have been inundated with emails supposedly from
    my domain. They are from my personal domain name with the spammer working
    his way through the alphabet preceeding that name. Therefore, with my domain
    name being on the safe senders list, they head straight to my in box. In
    despair, I tested and put myself on the blocked domain list to no avail -
    still they arrive.
    I right click on them, check the properties and the message details which
    verify they are from my domain. I laboriously trawl through each one adding
    them to the blocked senders list, yet still they keep coming and I cannot
    block them.
    I have even tried going to message options and repeatedly put in the various
    message titles words (9 inch, satisfy, pleasure etc) but still they keep
    appearing in my inbox. In the message rules, I always select all and apply.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Thank you for your help,
    Dribbler
    Dribbler, Jan 7, 2009
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  2. Dribbler

    Dribbler Guest

    "Mike Easter" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Dribbler wrote:
    >> Running Vista Home Premium with Windows Mail. and having recent problems
    >> with spam coming into the inbox.

    >
    > You are trying to use the weak and ineffective message rules of OE/Mail as
    > an antispam method. That isn't going to work. You have named From
    > domain, From blocked senders, and Subject words. Don't try to block spam
    > with OE/Mail's message rules.
    >
    > You need a better filter similar to SpamAssassin with powerful tools such
    > as customizable blocklists and configurable regular expression plugin,
    > namely SpamPal. SP is a powerful filtering tagging proxy which functions
    > between Mail and your provider's mailserver to label spam so that Mail's
    > simplistic and stupid message rules can identify it and sort it into the
    > Junk folder. SP also has strong whitelisting functions.
    >
    > Altho' SP's front page doesn't mention Vista, the forum indicates that
    > people are using Vista and Windows Mail with SP just fine.
    >
    > http://www.spampal.org/ SpamPal sits between your email program and your
    > mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that
    > SpamPal considers to be spam will be "tagged" with a special header; you
    > simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header
    > into a separate folder and your spam won't be mixed up with the rest of
    > your email anymore!
    > --
    > Mike Easter
    >

    Hello Mike,
    Thank you very much for your help and advice, I am looking into the two
    options you gave me, I never knew such things existed.
    Thanks again,
    Dribbler
    Dribbler, Jan 8, 2009
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