How do I filter spam

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Sue Reitz, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. Sue  Reitz

    Sue Reitz Guest

    How do I use the filter to keep spam from getting
    in??__________________________________________________________________
     
    Sue Reitz, Jun 29, 2003
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    trout Guest

    "Jimchip" Brand Canned Spam Facts:

    Most users need to munge their email address:
    <http://www.faqs.org/faqs/net-abuse-faq/munging-address/>
    <http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html>

    Utilities:
    <http://www.twinlobber.org.uk/spampal/>
    <http://www.mailgate.com/products/spamweas/sw_feat.asp>
    <http://www.mailwasher.net> (don't use the 'bounce' feature)
    Magic Mail Monitor: <http://www.geeba.org/magic/>

    Web-based Tracing tools:
    <http://samspade.org/>
    <http://combat.uxn.com/>
    <http://spamcop.net/>
    <http://www.geektools.com/>

    Interpreting headers:
    <http://www.claws-and-paws.com/spam-l/tracking.html>
    <http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers/headers.html>

    spam FAQs:
    <http://www.spamfaq.net/>
    <http://ddi.digital.net/~gandalf/spamfaq.html>
    <http://www.cauce.org/about/faq.shtml>
    <http://www.spamhaus.org/>
    <http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/emailfaq.html>

    For the latest <news>:
    <http://spam.abuse.net/>
     
    trout, Jun 29, 2003
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    Plato Guest


    Sometimes it helps to tell folks what email program you are trying to
    use a filter on.
     
    Plato, Jun 29, 2003
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    sqr Guest

    first call your ISP as most now use some sort of filter, then you can use OE
    rules wizard to get rid of unwanted junk.
     
    sqr, Jun 29, 2003
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  5. A very good answer, her ISP does advertise filtering although I couldn't
    find the details. This is very often the best method of attack since the
    ISP can keep spam from ever getting to your mailbox so that you never
    deal with it at all.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Jun 29, 2003
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    Michael Guest

    Scary thought, that.

    Not that I object in principle... but I've had nothing but bad experience
    with the anti-spam stuff my ISP uses (SpamAssassin) and evetually had to
    tell them to put me on their whitelist and allow everything through. It
    refused to allow much of my Yahoo and Topica group mail in, and it often
    refused to allow me to send mail out if it contained certain words or
    phrases. It became a censor, rather than a useful tool.

    I do my own spam-blocking right here. It costs me a bit of download
    bandwidth, but I get to make the decisions. A human mind beats a bot.

    ((U))
    M
     
    Michael, Jun 29, 2003
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    derek / nul Guest

    Yahoo is curious, but topica are known spammers.
     
    derek / nul, Jun 29, 2003
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    trout Guest

    Yes; unfortunately, I hear of people that spend more time trying to
    outwit their ISP's filters to get the mail they *want*, than they used
    to spend filtering spam themselves.
     
    trout, Jun 29, 2003
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    Slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as trout continued:
    http://uk.geocities.com/slumpy_uk/spam.jpg ?

    Does the man have another agenda ???

    :-D
     
    Slumpy, Jun 29, 2003
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  10. if you have a best buy in your area..they have a program called.."ihatespam"
    works very well..or you could build your own database

    Hugh
     
    Arnold, R. Hugh\LCS\, Jun 29, 2003
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