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Ok, so it seems like I'm getting 400 SPAM emails a day, and more and more of them are passing through to my inbox. Mail (for a Mac) has a feature that "bounces" the email back to the sender, but after doing it a couple of times, I'm beginning to wonder if that doesn't make the problem worse! So what is the best way to deal with SPAM?? I do a lot of transactions with businesses online, so it's a pain to change my email addy all the time, but in the past, that was the only way to get rid of the crap I kept getting. What do you guys do to get rid of that crap? Or do I just have to deal with it? I swear if I get another email from some unknown person about VIAGRA and other sex pills I'm going to scream!! Thanks in advance for the advice!
 

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that's a bad bad idea to answers to spam letters:eek: once you or your email client replies, you let spammers to know that your email account is active, therefore their emails are received and they can send more advertisements/trash to you.
try to look for some spam filter or smth, but the best way to avoid spam is not to share your email address wide. When your email address is know only by your friends and colleagues you won't receive spam. when you register at non reputable website, there's a possibility that they will share your information with third parties and send you stuff. if your email address is for some company and it is published for everyone, you will receive spam, just because your address can be seen and used by anyone.
article on how to block spam:mad:
 

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I have a few email addresses i only give when i expect spam. I don't have to check the mail, i just go delete it all.
Also, for my work email, i never use it on websites, and never give it out.
I use Cloudmark. By far the best anti spam, and least intrusive. I install it on all our companies new machines. Very few people complain about spam. :)
http://www.cloudmark.com/desktop/
 

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Spammers are getting tricky. Our office gets orders via email, so I have to check out emails with 'Order' or something like that in the subject. However, anymore, about half of them are ads for Viagra or 'hot' stock tips. It IS frustrating. I try NOT to open emails that are questionable. For my personal email, I don't open any email that is not from someone I know. And those I get, I block so any email from that address goes directly into my deleted file.
 

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i only let my contacts be delivered to my inbox all others go to junk mail [which blocks the active content] i hate outlook so i go to hotmail directly
hotmail has no probs for me [i've been useing it for 10 years now] just make sure to set your options properly and you won't get spammed
 

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Bob Cerelli said:
For starters, what e-mail program are you using?
My email provider is Gmail, and they have always had excellent SPAM protection before, lately though, something has changed and they are slacking. However, the program I use to view my mail on my computer is Mac's version of Outlook, called Mail.
 

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if you block emails from everyone you don't know, you might miss some important letters :confused: i mean what if an old friend sends me an email and i don't have his/her addee on my address book? and if the email account if for work and you receive orders by email as idar said, this way wouldn't help :confused: so fighting spam is really a difficult business :(
 

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Multiple accounts. 1 for business, 1 for personal, 1 for registrations. Another for anything you suspect. This can also help with not using a site/company anymore.
 

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Kaithlyn said:
if you block emails from everyone you don't know, you might miss some important letters :confused: i mean what if an old friend sends me an email and i don't have his/her addee on my address book? and if the email account if for work and you receive orders by email as idar said, this way wouldn't help :confused: so fighting spam is really a difficult business :(
but the unknown ones go to your junkmail where you can read them it just blocks active content after reading and finding out its from an old friend you can then put them into your contacts as i say i've been doing this for 10years and i'm spam free!
 

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but the unknown ones go to your junkmail where you can read them it just blocks active content after reading and finding out its from an old friend you can then put them into your contacts as i say i've been doing this for 10years and i'm spam free!
i'm glad for you:up: maybe i need to try this way too :rolleyes:
 

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Actually you are still getting spam. That's pretty hard to stop except if it is from the ISP. It's just that you are moving all mail from people not in your contact list to another folder. Still getting the spam however. Most programs will do this for you but with even additional benefits.

For example, SpamBayes for Outlook, is a bit more intuitive that just moving all mail from people you don't know to a single folder. It looks at mail and actually determines from things like the content, sender, and subject, what you consider spam and moves it two to folders. One junk suspects and one junk depending on the certainty. Then you start to mark what is and what is not spam for you. After about a week it "learns". Much faster since most mail that winds up in either folder is actually junk mail. Then what is left in your InBox isn't. Way faster. than going through it all.
 
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