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Topic # 196563 4-Jun-2016 13:41
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My orcon email seems to be receiving around 10x more spam this year and it's been getting progressively worse, to the point I'm receiving one every 10 to 15 min 24/7.



This is just absurd, does orcon plan to do anything about this?

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  Reply # 1565658 4-Jun-2016 13:56
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As you have your Orcon settings to Mark Spam only most like. Don't blame Orcon, Blame the spammers.

 

http://trap.orcon.net.nz  and log in with your email address

 

In Preferences, Quarantine settings change S-1200 to no.

 

Every week or so login and check that it got it right and un-quarantine emails it gets wrong (false positives)

 

Or Client side , on your email client move everything with [SPAM:] into a Spam folder..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1565659 4-Jun-2016 13:57
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Either move to a free email platform from the likes of outlook.com or gmail.com

 

or better yet, buy yourself a personal domain and setup emails on Office 365.

 

You can setup email forwarding from your Orcon email account to one of the above solutions and advise all your contacts to start emailing to your new email address.

 

ISP supplied email service is always going to be rubbish.





Do whatever you want to do man.

  



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  Reply # 1565666 4-Jun-2016 14:06
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Thanks, already have several office 365 accounts, am going to start diverting mail to one of these, I didn't know orcon could do this. The orcon email is historical and is the only reason I've hung onto it.

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  Reply # 1565667 4-Jun-2016 14:06
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I never receive any spam on Orcon though I do get the occasional scam. I have several different email accounts and use them for different purposes. Because of this I have been able to trace the origins of uninvited solicitations. What often happens is you sign up to some service that requires your email and that then gets passed on to the spammers in one way or another. Sometimes email lists are onsold.

 

When I need something on a one-off basis but don't fully trust the site, I sign up with a disposable address from Mailinator or a similar service. Alternatively, it is easy to create multiple Gmail accounts and use those for different things, keeping your main account only for important stuff.

 

  





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