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Old 03-29-16, 06:54 PM
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Junk E-Mails

Today I had 88 junk E-Mails I have the part that is supposed to put stuff in the junk file set on high but none are going there. Why am I getting these and how can I stop it? I am pretty computer dumb.
 
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OK, let's start simply - what's your definition of a 'junk' email?
 
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There should be more detailed settings available. If you don't mind saying, what email service & what client are you using. Don't post you email address unless you want more spam.
 
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Old 03-29-16, 10:10 PM
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Don't post you email address unless you want more spam.


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Some email services allow you to have alias (secondary account). I have different email accounts which each serves for different purposes. One for work, one for friends, one for business transactions, one for online shopping, one for love letters between my wife and I etc... Each account has an alias account. I only give out my cell and core email accounts to those who are related or in my circle. Everyone else gets my alias accounts. Alias accounts can be dumped every 6 months and you can acquire a new one. Once you dump the alias email account, all spams that are associated to it will also be GONE. Ever since I have done this practice, my junk emails have gone down dramatically from 20-50 to 0-1 per day.


Otherwise, once they have your email accounts, there is not much you can do to stop the SPAM. Your email goes into a distribution list or database. Also, some emails can be malicious (when open) and hijack your email account and send out more emails (to replicate the malicious emails). And on some SPAM emails where they ask you to unsubscribe, it is a trick to confirm that your email exist.


Here is an example of protecting your privacy. If you are applying for a job, use a google voice number; an alias email account; and a PO Box on your RESUME. There are fake companies that will advertise fake jobs to get your real information to sell to marketing groups. After the job hunt is over, you can dump all of the above. If you get hired, then use your core information. There is a huge scam going on right now where they are acquiring people's information and targeting people on dating sites such as Match.com.
 

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Old 03-29-16, 10:18 PM
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Used Gmail for many years and their SPAM filter works very well. Only three or four a year get by their filters. I know there are people who condemn Google for privacy issues but heck I ain't doin nutin to hide.
 
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Old 03-29-16, 10:21 PM
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Used Gmail for many years and their SPAM filter works very well.
It is true. I have a Gmail account (for youtube and android stuffs) and it rarely ever gets spam.
 
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I had a Yahoo E-mail account for more than ten years and received little spam. Then something changed I would receive ten to twenty spams a day. Eventually it went back to only a couple a week but by then I had opened a G-mail account. I very rarely get any spam on the G-mail account.

I also have an E-mail account provided by my ISP, originally by Verizon but they "partnered" with Yahoo and even though Verizon sold out to Frontier many years back I get about one hundred or more spams per week on that account. Most get sent automatically to the spam folder but a few do make it to the main in box.
 
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Years ago I posted my e-mail address in a open forum. Very DUMB! I wrote many rules in Outlook and got the SPAM down to about 300 getting through. Still, a lot of wasted time identifying and deleting them.

I now use G-mail and like others, have alternate accounts as well. G-mail bugs me regularly for more "security" information, but I'm happy with the way I've set it up and I've given them all they are going to get from me.
 
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Gmail maybe good to control spam but for anyone who is concerned about privacy, that's the last service that I would use.
 
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What I am getting is sales stuff. I tried to eliminate some earlier by unsubscribing and that is when the avalanch happened. My provider is Frontier and I am using Windows Live Mail.
 
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Old 03-30-16, 02:39 PM
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People wanting to sell me everything.
 
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Sometimes unsubscribing is actually doing the opposite - it's telling someone on the other end that they found an active address so they can add it to the lists they sell to others which leads to you being bombarded.

My most recent attempt to limit spam has been to create rules for any spam email for which I can find something unique to use as a criterion to have it sent directly to the trash. I'm maybe seeing 1/3 the spam I had two months ago.
 
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I tried to eliminate some earlier by unsubscribing and that is when the avalanch happened.
Unsubscribing was the mistake that you made. All that does is confirm that your email address is good. Frontier should allow you to create sub-accounts. Create an sub-account but use it for yourself. Send an email to all your contacts to notify them of your new address. Then abandon the first account. That's the only way to resolve the problem.
 
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Pulpo, he stated he is using Windows Live Mail. Personally, I would NEVER use Windows Live Mail for anything other than a drop I wanted to use for maybe a week. Although I have never used AOL I place it in the same category.

As for Frontier...at least in my area Frontier is using a "powered by Yahoo" E-mail system and I get tons of spam through it, albeit most goes directly to the spam folder. Eleven in just the last two hours.

Wrench, there are literally thousands of Internet E-mail providers to choose from, many of them free although the free ones generally have limited storage. I use one based in Canada and it even offers encryption.
 
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Pulpo, he stated he is using Windows Live Mail. Personally, I would NEVER use Windows Live Mail for anything other than a drop I wanted to use for maybe a week
Sorry about that. You are correct. Either way, I would create a new account, notify the people who you want to have your address & abandon the spammed account.
 
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Old 03-30-16, 08:56 PM
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I have started using Frontier Mail and it is pulling out the spam so I have gotten releif from the deluge. I may switch accts to avoid them in the future. Thanks for all the replies guys.
 
 

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