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Old 04-26-2003, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to deal with spam?

This situation is getting impossible. I get around 50 spams everyfuckingday. On a Hotmail account, I banned address till I reached the 250(?) limit. I don't open the spams, just delete them.

How does one deal with this kinds of spamming?
I have accounts on other email-services, they too get spam, although lesser. For the record, I rarely give out my address on web.
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Old 04-26-2003, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If they're POP3 accounts and you use windows then use SpamPal:

http://www.spampal.org.uk/download.html

It works great and it's free.
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Old 04-26-2003, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think that no matter what you do, SPAM will always find a way. So just set up multiple web email accounts. Have one personal, and have the others just for web registration/purchase stuff.
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Old 04-27-2003, 12:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You abandon your carefully chosen free e-mail accounts which bear the nick you've been on-line with for the better part of a decade and create new accounts. Then you pray that none of the e-commerce sites/forums/porn sites/credit check sites/ not to mention the midgets on crack that steal e-mail accounts in the middle of the night sell your new address.

/me waves white flag - spammers win - we lose.
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Old 04-27-2003, 03:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So just set up multiple web email accounts. Have one personal, and have the others just for web registration/purchase stuff.
I do this. I have a yahoo account that I give out to every website that requires registration or programs that want you to register. I don't care if spam goes there since I can easily filter it out through Yahoo's Bulk Mail folder. I also have an account here at school which I give out to my friends or the few sites that won't accept free email addresses. THe amount of spam I have gotten at that school account I can count on one hand. And I am not bothered at all since the important stuff goes to my school account while the crap I don't really care about wastes away in Yahoo mail.

ANd if it gets bad you can always set up a different free email account and start all over.
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Old 04-27-2003, 06:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i get about 1 spam mail an hour.. lol, i just filter it all into hotmail junk and empty it whenever i can be bothered, when it's gets too excessive i'll just start over with a new account.. although that is kind of a pain to tell everyone your account's changed
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Old 04-27-2003, 07:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i'm banning the entire host that it comes from in hotmail, reduces it quite a bit.

and the filter is set to the 2nd highest level.



now, i only get about 1-5 spam mail's / week.
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Old 04-27-2003, 07:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah Dude I just recently discovered that feature on my Hotmail account. I had given that account up for dead but I think I'll start using it again. I have it at the highest level - doesn't allow any mail through that I haven't pre-authed. It's kinda sad though that Hotmail - which is one of the first webmail services - has had to resort to basically letting users lock down their mailboxes completely, all because of spam. When the asteroid hits only spammers and roaches will survive.
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Old 04-27-2003, 12:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Use sneakemail and/or spamgourmet and use a diffrent disposible address every time you need to give up your email address.
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Old 04-27-2003, 03:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's a list of spam blockers and killers
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Old 04-27-2003, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I use IHateSpam. I highly recommend it, but only if you use Outlook.
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Old 05-05-2003, 10:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I use SpamKiller from McAfee (I bought it well before McAfee acquired it). It has nasty problem of hanging up on messages - maybe malformed messages from spammers - or it's my email host. It works fine for awhile then stops.

I've gone the route of multiple email addresses. I host my own domain so I can create whatever I need.

My new "personal" address has gotten 0 (zero) spam now that I've gone that direction. It's been months being spam free.
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Old 05-06-2003, 07:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here's the dirty trick I use. It's not practical for everyone, but for those with their own website, this reduces spam caused by the selling of email addresses by other websites:

I have a website, so my email comes through my website's domain name. I can put anything before the @ symbol and I will still get the email. So, when I have to enter my email at another website, I enter it like this: their_website_name@mydomain.com. So, for example, when signing up to TFP, I might enter tfp@mydomain.com. Then when that website sells my email address (which TFP doesn't, but this is just an example), I know who sold it because it comes to an email address that has their name in it.

Then, when I see that an email address has been sold, I set up my website to automatically forward it back to the support, sales, or main email address of the website that sold it. The email hits my website and then goes right back out to the bastards that sold my address! I never have to deal with it.
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