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#900732 - 02/06/08 03:42 PM Spam
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What can be done about spam on a home computer?

I get daily emails about "those" drugs. The sender is always different so blocking sender doesn't stop the messages. For a while I was forwarding these to spam@uce.gov.

Is my only option limited to deleting these? I'd sure like to get rid of them.
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#900801 - 02/06/08 04:51 PM Re: Spam LoisLane
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In hades.
Put it in the pantry instead.

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#900835 - 02/06/08 05:21 PM Re: Spam *BUSTER*
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Norton Internet protection is pretty good at sending spam to the spam box instead of the inbox. you have to look at it to ensure that it is all spam, but usually pretty good.
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#900891 - 02/06/08 06:01 PM Re: Spam waldensouth
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Lois,

What software are you using to read your emails? You can set up filters to get rid of them.

If it gets really bad, there is a service out there that you can pay to force whoever is sending you emails to actually accept a reply from you and then authenticate that it is a real email and not spam. This ends nearly all spam.

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#902092 - 02/08/08 04:16 PM Re: Spam B_F
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If you are willing to spend a few bucks a month to end spam, check this out.

http://en.www.spamarrest.com/tryit/index.jsp?1201554936588

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#902218 - 02/08/08 06:11 PM Re: Spam B_F
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Also, you can ask whoever is providing your internet to up the filters for your account too.

That's usually free.

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#902243 - 02/08/08 06:37 PM Re: Spam Miss Chee
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Originally Posted By: Miss Chee
Also, you can ask whoever is providing your internet to up the filters for your account too.

That's usually free.


The only problem with filters is that instead of saying Cialis, they type C*I*A* LIS or instead of Viagra, Vi@gra, instead of "Sexually" they type "SExuaally", etc.

The advantage of the pay service is that if someone wants to send you mail, they then get a reply email before it gets to you, and have to authenticate that they sent it. Spammers don't.

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#902494 - 02/09/08 03:34 PM Re: Spam B_F
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Thank you all. I look forward to getting rid of this annoying problem.
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#902931 - 02/11/08 09:41 PM Re: Spam LoisLane
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the only thing that has worked for us was when the cable company was acquired and we recieved a new email address
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#902933 - 02/11/08 09:43 PM Re: Spam Pale Rider
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hey... can you forward some of those emails for "those" drugs to me...
Last edited by DoobyDoobyDoo; 02/11/08 09:44 PM.
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#902970 - 02/11/08 10:43 PM Re: Spam doobydoobydoo
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Dooby, you must be the only person in the free world that doesn't already get "those" e-mails on a daily basis! But I could forward you a couple if you like!
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#902985 - 02/11/08 10:59 PM Re: Spam RR Sarah
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i get em.. just not enough... I got some overcompensating to do
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#903069 - 02/12/08 01:53 PM Re: Spam doobydoobydoo
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I don't get those e-mails at home ever. My ISP must have a very good spam blocker.

At work, we have an updated, more restrictive firewall as well as a spam blocker, and I get those e-mails all the time (granted, they're in the "spam" bucket, but they still come through).
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#903737 - 02/12/08 10:32 PM Re: Spam Sinatra Fan
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I get some doozies in my quarantined mail. At home most go into the spam bucket. I could become a cop, get a scholarship, meet the person of my dreams, enlarge something I don't even have, have marathon sex, look at someone's "pictures", loose weight, buy a house from HUD, and many more things. Oh if I just had the time.
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#904039 - 02/13/08 04:26 PM Re: Spam CRAatBOK
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In hades.
Lovely Spaaam! Wonderful Spaaam!
Lovely Spaaam! Wonderful Spam.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
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Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am.
Lovely Spaaam! (Lovely Spam!)
Lovely Spaaam! (Lovely Spam!)
Lovely Spaaam!
Spaaam, Spaaam, Spaaam, Spaaaaaam!
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#905882 - 02/15/08 07:10 PM Re: Spam *BUSTER*
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To say her husband was a jerk from the time he left her until the divorce was final would be a huge understatement. My friend was the model of decorum through the whole thing and we were all in awe.
Turned out she vented her frustration by spending a couple evenings with her computer. She signed him up for anything that asked for a phone number or address, e-mail or otherwise!
She finally admitted it, saying she knew it was petty but it helped her get through the day!
I giggle every time I see the word Spam!

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#931792 - 03/27/08 07:56 PM Re: Spam FloBear
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#932080 - 03/28/08 12:27 AM Re: Spam texasbanker123
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I wonder if Ms. Louislane is enjoying her retirement otherwise
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#932893 - 03/29/08 04:26 PM Re: Spam Pale Rider
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Hi PR, yes I'm enjoying retirement. I've found many volunteer and other activities to keep me as busy as I want. Spam is still a problem but I'm just deleting the one or two a day I get, rather than worrying about it

I still look at BOL, but only to do a quick browse. It's awfully hard for me to let go after so many years in this area.
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