Spam, Spam and more Spam

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by JamesJ, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Recently I've been getting swamped with spam. Windows Mail
    segregates most but not all of the approximately 50 to 100 a day.
    Most have Pfizer in the From field but most are different and seem
    top be medical advertisements in general.
    I feel as though I'm being attacked!
    Is there anything I can do about this??? Would it do any good to
    complain to my ip???

    Any help will be appreciated.
    James
     
    JamesJ, Jun 30, 2008
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  2. There's not much you can do about it.
    Ask your Internet service provider if they have an option to do
    more extensive filtering at the server level.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 30, 2008
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  3. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    I'll do that.
    Thanks


     
    JamesJ, Jun 30, 2008
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  4. James, you should not use your real email address when posting on a
    newsgroup but use a fake one instead to avoid getting even more spam.
    Also, with a program like Mailwasher Pro (which I've been using for
    years), you can delete and/or bounce spam email and report it as spam
    at the server level without ever downloading it into your email client.
    http://www.firetrust.com/en/download/mailwasher-pro
    You really don't want to receive any spam email in Windows Mail or
    OE, etc. Mailwasher Pro works great and is very easy to use and I get
    almost no spam even with numerous email addys and the Mailwasher
    Pro has definitely helped that. Hope this helps.

    Richard


    Recently I've been getting swamped with spam. Windows Mail
    segregates most but not all of the approximately 50 to 100 a day.
    Most have Pfizer in the From field but most are different and seem
    top be medical advertisements in general.
    I feel as though I'm being attacked!
    Is there anything I can do about this??? Would it do any good to
    complain to my ip???

    Any help will be appreciated.
    James
     
    Richard Eagle, Jun 30, 2008
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  5. JamesJ

    DL Guest

    And if youve posted this with your real email addy, prepare for more spam
     
    DL, Jun 30, 2008
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  6. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    i did not.

     
    JamesJ, Jun 30, 2008
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  7. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    The email is fake. Can this spam be triggered from visited web sites??
    I'll defiantly look into Mailwasher.

    James
     
    JamesJ, Jun 30, 2008
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  8. You're welcome.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 1, 2008
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  9. Okay, that's good that it's a fake addy. If you have good anti-virus and
    keep it updated, I don't think that you can get spam from visiting websites
    as long as you don't give them your addy. I have customer accounts with a
    number of reputable online merchants and do not get any spam as a result as
    far as I can tell. Obviously I can't speak for all websites. Of course if
    you have a personal website, you should not have a link for your addy there
    but instead use formmail, etc.

    Richard


    The email is fake. Can this spam be triggered from visited web sites??
    I'll defiantly look into Mailwasher.

    James
     
    Richard Eagle, Jul 1, 2008
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  10. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    I don't mind getting spam from places I deal with.
    These emails have no text in the body of the message,
    only a Subject. It seems someone is doing it just to piss people off.

    James
     
    JamesJ, Jul 2, 2008
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  11. JamesJ

    Guest Guest

    Then I wouldn't call it spam. However, since it's still something
    you don't want, I'd check the header lines (press the Ctrl and F3
    keys at the same time while the message is open to see them)
    and check if they're all coming from the same IP address. If so,
    find a way to tell your filtering program to block everything from
    that IP address.
     
    Guest, Jul 2, 2008
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  12. Does the sender reuse the same From address, or the same word
    in the Subject line? If so, that gives you something to filter on.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 2, 2008
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  13. Yes, I too get email from places I deal with but that's not really spam.
    With Mailwasher you can look at the message header and source, all on the
    server without having to first download it into OE or Windows Mail. You can
    then decide to delete/bounce/report the email or download it into your email
    client. Anyway, good luck with whatever you decide to do.

    Richard


    I don't mind getting spam from places I deal with.
    These emails have no text in the body of the message,
    only a Subject. It seems someone is doing it just to piss people off.

    James
     
    Richard Eagle, Jul 3, 2008
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  14. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Sorry 'bout the delay in my response.
    The sender uses a different From address so it wouldn't do any
    good to block the sender, but the same word appears in the
    Subject line allowing me to create a message rule.

    James
     
    JamesJ, Jul 11, 2008
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  15. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    How long will it take for this ip address to change?

    James
     
    JamesJ, Jul 11, 2008
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  16. Yes, create a message rule that looks at the Subject line,
    and if it sees that word, the message is to be deleted.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 12, 2008
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  17. Unless one is really experienced at finding the originating
    IP address, I would not bother with that approach.
    Windows Mail can't filter on that anyway.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 12, 2008
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  18. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Thanks, to all, for the assistance here.

    James

     
    JamesJ, Jul 13, 2008
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  19. You're welcome, James.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 13, 2008
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