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How to get rid of junk e-mail?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by UseYourBlinker, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Is there a website I can go to and sign,so I don't get anymore junk e-mail or spam? Thanks


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    If you have a hotmail account, you can go to your preferences page on hotmail and configure the "blocked senders" by domain name. This means that you can block anything from [anyusername]@annoyingmailsender.com. I find this useful for squashing those companies that send out tons of mail from different usernames all at the same domain address, I.E. I currently block anything that arrives from any address at edirectnetwork.net, so excitingfreevacationoffer@opt23.edirectnetwork.net and yourfree24-pieceofcraptoolset@opt92.edirectnetwork.net will be turned back before they even get to my inbox.

    If you're using Outlook Express, you can configure an Inbox rule that will automatically send anything that wasn't specifically sent to your username to the deleted items folder.

    Generally, look at the "to:" address. If you see a lot that look like yours, you're probably not on a list, the spammer was just trying every address possible (I.E. sent to k14x4truck@hotmail.com, k54x4truck@hotmail.com, k34x4truck@hotmail.com, k44x4truck@hotmail.com, and k24x4truck@hotmail.com). When you reply to "remove", it will confirm your address is active and valid, and add you to another list or sell your address on a list.

    If a message was sent directly to you, without a bunch of other address around it that look similar to yours, you're probably on a list and the remove link/instructions are probably legit.

    Good luck! It's a seemingly endless battle!

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  3. UseYourBlinker

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    I use Juno for E-mail.... It's direct mail from different companies. Mostly electronic crap,I've replied to the sender's telling them to take my name off the list. It comes back saying unknown address (wtf?) I'm getting sick of it!


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