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# 31251 10-Mar-2009 14:07
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Don't know where else to post this.I use Outlook (not Express) on my desktop at home. I have recently started getting unsolicited email from dubious sources (most don't even have me as the recipient!), and Outlook does the right thing and sticks them in my Junk Mail folder.I don't open any of them, and know not to respond, but I've noticed recently that when I delete one, the Send/Receive cycle kicks off! Am I unintentionally responding to these eMails by deleting them?

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# 200408 10-Mar-2009 14:11
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Probably not, but you could make sure they don't have a Return Receipt request being sent out - click Tools | Options | Preferences then click the button "E-mail Options" and then the button "Tracking Options". There I have "Never send a response" selected...




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  # 200457 10-Mar-2009 19:23
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FatFurryGuy: I have recently started getting unsolicited email from dubious sources (most don't even have me as the recipient!)


Someone must have your email address posted on a webpage in plain text - you are probably being picked up by every spam harvester out there.

 
 
 
 




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  # 200547 11-Mar-2009 09:55
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Thank you very much!



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  # 201401 16-Mar-2009 13:13
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Sure enough, I found an entry on google for www.mail2net.com??

Now what? Any ideas

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  # 201404 16-Mar-2009 13:37
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Who is providing your email service?  Are you talking about an ISP provided email address here or something else like your own domain and addresses?

The best practical way to avoid spam is have strong filtering at your providers email server before the email gets to you.



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  # 201488 16-Mar-2009 20:40
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I'm with Xtra - but the problem is I have found my email address on the site mentioned above in plain text!

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  # 201573 17-Mar-2009 10:13
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FatFurryGuy: I'm with Xtra - but the problem is I have found my email address on the site mentioned above in plain text!


Get that removed otherwise your spam volumes will only get much worse.

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