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Inbox - spam - porn

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Zoolander, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

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    Yeah, someone must have sold my e-mail address onto a mailing list. I am getting flooded with SPAM junk mail in my inbox. I must have 700 blocked senders by now. These fools change their e-mail addresses and just keep firing away at me. Is there a program out there that will fight e-mail spammers?
     

  2. Toyman

    Toyman

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    http://spamotomy.com/ has a list of all kinds of tools, you can search by server, client, hosted, type of OS, etc.
     
  3. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    I have the exact same problem and it only started a few days ago. It's taking forever to block out a sender now.
     
  4. Cryptoboy

    Cryptoboy Sr. Sr. Member!

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    If you're using Outlook, you can create a few rules that should help. The first one I created was to delete any emails where I'm am not in the to/cc (helps get rid of the mass mailings). The next one I created was to delete emails with certain words in them, like Viagra, porn, etc. This can be a pain, I usually have to add 1-2 words a week, as they keep changing the letters around (Viagra they would spell Viiagra, Viaggra, you get the picture).

    Just those rules alone have limited me to getting 1-3 emails in my inbox a day that shouldn't be there. (Better than 15-25!!)

    Hope that helps! I know it's a pain and makes me look like this when it's all done!! ;9
     
  5. lomfs24

    lomfs24

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    There is a program, I don't remeber what it is called, sorry, where there is a white list of senders. If I were to send you an email and my email address is not on your list I would get a auto-responded message asking me to verify who I was. I would then go and put in some information about me and the original email would continue on to your mailbox. If I were a computer generated spam email no living person would see the reply and so the message would never reach your inbox.

    Concept looks good but I have never used it.

    If you give me a while I could probably find out the name of that program.
     
  6. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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    That is how Earthlink's spamblocker works.
     
  7. lomfs24

    lomfs24

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    Don't know anything about how earthlink does it.
     
  8. neeko

    neeko

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  9. Stephen

    Stephen Hola! Millennium Member

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    I use Cloudmark. It's not free but it works. It just dumps the SPAM into a folder and I just delete when I feel the need.
     
  10. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    Cryptoboy nailed the problem for me, Thank you.
     
  11. Texas T

    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    I've been using Cloudmark for over a year now and have stopped about 100,000 spams from hitting my inbox so far. It gets about 98-99% of the incoming stuff. The stuff that does get through will only get through for a couple of days until the system "learns" it and then the spammers have to try something else. It's a never-ending battle but Cloudmark is a very good option for someone that is running Outlook and doesn't want to mess with rules and constantly having to update them.

    FWIW, if you sign up under my referral I get a free month of use and you get your first month for free. :)

    Referral Code: xrv4hl
    Referral Link: http://www.cloudmark.com/?rc=xrv4hl
     
  12. Stephen

    Stephen Hola! Millennium Member

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    I am in my second year of Cloudmark and as mentioned before - it's pretty damn good.

    I used the rules wizards and such for a year until I had something like 100 rules going... it never seemend to catch up and really did bog down my inbox.

    I mentioned Cloudmark first ;) :

    Referral Code: v1&rc=o594hl
    Referral Link: http://www.cloudmark.com/spamnet?v1&rc=o594hl
     
  13. Cryptoboy

    Cryptoboy Sr. Sr. Member!

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    Glad to be able to help! I guess I can continue being a Network Admin at my company! :D

    Happy New Year!