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Topic # 193673 20-Mar-2016 00:32
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Over the past 3 or so weeks my spam email has rocketed.

Most of them are sex related and on the same kind of theme. (Hock up with a hot woman)
Or they are for inpotency issues.
I NEVER reply to any of them but the volume of emails seems to be increasing with around 10 to 15 of these emails per day.
Is there any action I can take to stop it.
Thanks

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  Reply # 1516243 20-Mar-2016 00:45
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Same problem here, I have an orcon email address. My business email addresses get their share of spam also, not as much as the orcon address though. I use postfix on a sitehost vps for my business email and have blacklisted most overseas tld's from high risk countries like .ru .cn etc... since I don't deal with anyone overseas. This stops a lot of spam straight away. Also got Asian character encoding blocked too and zip files with custom bounce messages configured, I seldom receive viruses as a result or spam from Chinese vendors selling fake iPhone parts

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  Reply # 1516270 20-Mar-2016 06:39
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It would be useful to say who your ISP is.

 

My advice would be to switch to a gmail account as the gmail spam filter is one of the best. You also are not tied to one ISP.

 

If you really don't want to do that, you can still open a gmail account and get it to pop your ISP account thus getting the gmail spam filter to do its thing.

 

 


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  Reply # 1516306 20-Mar-2016 09:03
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Gmail spam filter is very good don't get me started on the MS one



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  Reply # 1516483 20-Mar-2016 17:17
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linw:

 

It would be useful to say who your ISP is.

 

My advice would be to switch to a gmail account as the gmail spam filter is one of the best. You also are not tied to one ISP.

 

If you really don't want to do that, you can still open a gmail account and get it to pop your ISP account thus getting the gmail spam filter to do its thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My ISP is vodafone.

 

I do have a secondary Gmail account but does not suit me to use it for my main account.

 

Will try your advise though and POP my ISP account.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1516505 20-Mar-2016 17:31
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The Vodafone spam filter is updated every 4 to 8 weeks if I remember correct



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  Reply # 1516622 20-Mar-2016 21:05
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johnr: The Vodafone spam filter is updated every 4 to 8 weeks if I remember correct


So how does the spam filter work if you are using Thunderbird email client.

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  Reply # 1516656 20-Mar-2016 21:42
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beenz:
johnr: The Vodafone spam filter is updated every 4 to 8 weeks if I remember correct


So how does the spam filter work if you are using Thunderbird email client.


Thunderbird is an email client and only pulls email from the inbox on the mail server



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  Reply # 1516667 20-Mar-2016 22:35
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johnr:
beenz:
johnr: The Vodafone spam filter is updated every 4 to 8 weeks if I remember correct


So how does the spam filter work if you are using Thunderbird email client.


Thunderbird is an email client and only pulls email from the inbox on the mail server


So would you use Web mail ?

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  Reply # 1516668 20-Mar-2016 22:36
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beenz:
johnr:
beenz:
johnr: The Vodafone spam filter is updated every 4 to 8 weeks if I remember correct


So how does the spam filter work if you are using Thunderbird email client.


Thunderbird is an email client and only pulls email from the inbox on the mail server


So would you use Web mail ?


Make no difference webmail will just show you the inbox online instead of in Thunderbird



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  Reply # 1516677 20-Mar-2016 23:45
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So if the vf spam filter is updated on a regular basis how do I best exploit it ?

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  Reply # 1516690 21-Mar-2016 06:11
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beenz: So if the vf spam filter is updated on a regular basis how do I best exploit it ?

 

 

 

You're along for the ride, there is no control (for you) of what the spam filter does, there are no logs you can see to see what has been deleted, you are not able to tell if genuine email are been deleted.

 

 


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  Reply # 1516719 21-Mar-2016 09:38
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While the gmail spam filter is good, in that they all end up in the spam folder, it'd be nice if they outright reject obvious spam.

 

On an almost daily basis there'll be 3 or so emails in the spam folder which are all resume or invoice emails with zips attached that have viruses in them. Google detects them as a virus thus blocking the attachment but still ends up in the spam folder..

 

 


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