[SPAM] in Subject Line

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Banjoman, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Banjoman

    Banjoman Guest

    For the past week WLM adds [SPAM] in front of the subject line of all
    received email. Also leaves it in the subject line when forwarded.
    Banjoman, Nov 3, 2009
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    WLMail can't do that. But a third party app, or your ISP's spam program can.
    Bruce Hagen, Nov 3, 2009
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    N. Miller Guest

    I've never been able to do that in any client I have ever used, even Windows
    Live Mail. The only way I can tag the subject line in any email client I use
    is to either run a spam checker program (POPFile would let me add custom
    tags; anything, including, but not limited to, 'spam'), or my ISP email
    service (I have 'at&t Yahoo! HSI', and the Yahoo! servers can add a 'Bulk'
    tag to the subject line, if I configure it so).

    If you are seeing a tag added to your subject line, either you are running
    an application which lets you tag the subject line, or your ISP, or other
    E-Mail Service Provider is doing it.
    N. Miller, Nov 3, 2009
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    Bob Lucas Guest

    What Bruce said.

    Plus, use your browser to sign into your ISPs webmail interface.
    Check the junk mail options.

    Many ISPs have installed junk mail filters to examine incoming
    messages. Typically, an ISP might offer some or all of the
    following options (before they reach the user's computer):

    1. Do nothing, which allows suspected junk mail enter the
    user's inbox.

    2. Move all suspected junk mail into a separate folder on the
    server. With this option, the user needs to sign in periodically
    via the webmail interface, to check the content of the junk mail

    3. Label suspected junk mail as SPAM, before it enters the
    subscriber's inbox. This option allows the subscriber to
    configure the mail client on his local computer (i.e. WLMail) to
    apply "Rules" to incoming messages. For instance, a suitable
    Rule in WLMail might be to move incoming messages which include
    the word SPAM in the subject line to a separate folder.

    4. Delete all suspected junk mail. A risky option, because
    the subscriber has no opportunity to review false detections.

    Bob Lucas, Nov 3, 2009
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    AlanP Guest

    I've seen McAfee do this when you enable Spam protection and enter you web email account - McAfee assumes that any email from a
    person not in the McAfee "Friends" list is SPAM. I get around that problem by turning spam protection off.
    AlanP, Nov 5, 2009
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