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Spam e-mail help

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Echod16, May 5, 2005.

  1. Echod16

    Echod16 IncGamers Member

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    Spam e-mail help

    my dad's account is getting 17+ e-mails a day, spammed of course

    they're alot like "Yahoo" and "hotmail" stuff, but the message is always "okokok,,,here it is"

    any help would be appreciated
     
  2. MixedVariety

    MixedVariety Banned

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    It's virus crap. Just delete the stuff. I've been getting a flood of those lately, too; many come with zip files that contain viruses. The general practice is to just delete any email from senders you don't recognize, always be careful opening attachments, and use a good antivirus software on your computer.

    I got that exact same one yesterday, that ok..ok one.
     
  3. Echod16

    Echod16 IncGamers Member

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    k (10 chars)
     
  4. Tor

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    mozilla has an email blocker thing i think


    its thunderbird i think
     
  5. Twoflower

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    get a email provider whit a build in spam filter and dont post your email adress anywhere on the net, they will disapear. if you have to write your email adress somewhere do it in a way that search engines wont find it, such as xxx - at - xxx.xxx or some such way
     
  6. mhl12

    mhl12 IncGamers Member

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    many email providers have an option to automatically delete spam that go into your junk/bulk mail folder. But sometimes the computer may mix up something that isnt spam and delete it by accident but most of the time it doesnt.
     
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    Also, a good amount of e-mail providers offer mail filters which block certain addresses or automatically delete mail if they fit certain criteria. I would look into that and add all the phony e-mail addresses that you're getting mail from.
     
  8. Garbad_the_Weak

    Garbad_the_Weak IncGamers Member

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    Tell your dad to stop downloading pron and mp3s.

    Garbad
     
  9. Jimi-

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    my eyes hurt everytime i read the words viagra and '''DOOOO YOOOU WAAANT A BIGGGGER WWWWILLLYYYY''?
     
  10. Johnny

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    I used to get alot of spam but then when spam emails became illegal in Europe they have droped severely.
     
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    Try putting a condom over the phone cord before plugging it in. An Amish mechanic told me it works wonders.
     

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