- September 28, 2006 at 8:12 am #34303
KatieMemberMember since: July 31, 2006
How can I get rid of spam I can send the sender to the ‘blocked senders’ list’ but that does not solve the problem as the sender keeps changing his name would appreciate help with this problemSeptember 28, 2006 at 2:44 pm #34304
Hi Katie: I have just been talking to a Seniornet colleague, and they have downloaded a free site that apparently works well. http://www.spamfighter.com
I am going to give it trial also. As you say, it is impossible to block the sender, as they are all random.January 24, 2007 at 3:03 pm #34305
I am not that keen on Microsoft products, they report back to Microsoft, and no one seems to know exactly what they report.
I use Thunderbird for email, it has a built in spam filter, and does the same as the product you mentioned above. It is free.
I also use Moxxila Firefox rather than Internet Explorer for the same reasons. I find it is faster at loading web pages and frankly, more stable. The same company make both the Thunderbird email client, and Mozilla Firefox web broswer, both a re free, and both are very very good.January 24, 2007 at 7:09 pm #34306
Have been using Spamfighter (free from MacAfee) and have not had any spam for 5 weeks. Long may it last.
Niceguy: Do you get Netguide at all? The latest issue will make interesting reading for preferences for browsers. Unfortunately, not all software is compatible with other programs that are running, so it really is whatever works and you are happy with their function. Firewalls are the same. Nothing is perfect, and they are always tweaking technology..January 25, 2007 at 10:01 pm #34307
BilboMemberMember since: October 27, 2006
When you block the name of whoever it is sending the spam, be sure to block the sending address as well. Even if the person changes their name, the spam will be block through the address.
Bilbo.January 25, 2007 at 10:05 pm #34308
BilboMemberMember since: October 27, 2006
I totally agree with you about Microsoft. They are one of the biggest users of Spyware around.
The easiest way to rid your system of them is to either use Adaware to remove them or if you have a Firewall such as Zone Alarm Pro, you can block any outgoing traffic that you think could be spyware.
It is easier just to remove it.
BilboJanuary 26, 2007 at 1:07 pm #34309
there are hundreds, if not thousands sending the same spam message.
If you block the sender, which blocks the name and the address, some other spammer with the same message takes their place, and the blocked one simply needs to use a different name and address.
I have quite a list now for a pre approved morgage, what a laugh, I don’t even own a house, and certainly can’t promise paying a morgage at this stage.
I’m also getting a list for viagra pushers as well …………..
I was thinking of cancelling my email address to get rid of them, but I think I would still get spam.January 26, 2007 at 2:19 pm #34310
EmelleMemberMember since: December 5, 2006
I have PC cillin security installed ,and incredimail ,and rarely get spam ,as they both block it for me .
emelle.January 26, 2007 at 3:06 pm #34311
Bobbity, I bet you really need the viagra 😀January 26, 2007 at 8:20 pm #34312
Bobbity had to chuckle at the message from niceguy!!! I have definitely had no spam from using http://www.spamfighter.com
Bobbity, just a suggestion, I useGmail for my subscriptions and newsletters and have never had spam at all. Maybe I have been fortunate. I also have an extra mailbox on my default ISP, and if I start getting nuisance emails, I simply delete the mailbox. I am entitled to 5 free mailboxes with my server. Always seem to be doing battle with something…grrrr. That Viagra email apparently is hitting the web +++…according to “experts” 95% of email is spam….unbelievable. This forum is good, as we learn something every day, and people can choose what they try to do. Still not keen at all on Incredimail.January 26, 2007 at 9:53 pm #34313
Tartanlass, No I don’t get net guide.
Sorry Bobbity, I just could not resist it 🙂January 26, 2007 at 10:19 pm #34314
i LIKE your amusement niceguy…i left the sentence open so that people could draw their own conclusions..lol.
i asked a question on behalf of a householder once, and since that point the morgage offers came pouring in, so it seems we invite it.
As for the Viagra………….I don’t recall inviting it..maybe when I made inquiries about another product I think.
Where the spam filters are concerned Tartanlassie, my mail puts spam into the bulk mail, but i found one in there that I wanted, so I’d rather screen all mail myself, but thanks for the advice.January 28, 2007 at 10:08 pm #34315
PollyannMemberMember since: January 25, 2007
I have Incredimail and Norton and get very little spam. The only ones that seem to slip through are selling shares or gold. I just bounce them back to sender and delete. Maybe if I had decent internet connection I might get more, but living in a rural area it is very slow and there is no such thing as broadband out here.January 29, 2007 at 2:33 pm #34316
Hello Pollyann..welcome to the site.
when you say bounce back to sender do you mean send a reply?
When I do that I always get a failure to send notice..i guess this is because they don’t want to get abusive emails in return for their persistency, so they make it impossible to reply..January 29, 2007 at 8:09 pm #34317
olwenMemberMember since: April 16, 2006
No point in doing anything that goes back to the sender, most spam is invented email addresses. I have a few domains and have seen many bounces to email addresses on my domains that don’t exist. The emails being bounced from what I can tell come from trojaned computers all over the world.
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