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How to I get rid of SPAM??
Charger770 
25/7/08 4:47:09 PM
Learner

I get so much spam these days the time I spend deleting it is ridiculous.I am sure there are a lot of you with the same problem. I thought of setting up message rules in OE directing that all emails be deleted and I go in and undelete the genuine emails but I can see how that can be done.Is there another solution out there because I'm really not in the market for viagra nor do a want a fake uni degree.
These bloody spamers should be shot!

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plebsmacker 
25/7/08 4:48:10 PM
Hero
Immortal


What's your email address ? I'll send you a spam fixer.

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tantryl 
25/7/08 4:48:53 PM
SuperHero
Immortal


http://www.codeode.com/spamfilter/index.html

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index680i and the Wii:

Not worth buying at all - 17/6/07
I am pretty wealthy... I am going to Laybuy the console tomozz :D - 23/4/08
Ill be picking up a Nintendo Wii console tomorrow - 17/7/08

As of this post he owns no Wii.

Rogue_leader 
25/7/08 4:51:10 PM
Titan

Sign up for a lot of things online, like competitions, free stuff etc and put your email address in there. Once these companies have your email address, they'll know not to send you any spam.

Alternatively, reply to the spam emails and tell them to take you off their spam list.

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Kothos 
25/7/08 4:57:46 PM
Immortal


Depends on which email system you use.

In Hotmail, for my spam-trap account, I just have ALL messages go to the Junk folder except for the ones I have personally vetted. I scan junk ocassionally to see if there is anyone legit emailing me, and list that addy as not junk.

I used that account to list in online boxes and forms.

My other accounts, I never list anywhere, ever. EVER. And they attract somewhere between very little and no spam at all.

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Charger770 
25/7/08 4:58:17 PM
Learner

Thanks tantryl

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I'm here for a good time not a long time.
Shits good for gardens
Eggs don't bounce

tantryl 
25/7/08 5:02:02 PM
SuperHero
Immortal


It takes a little while to train, but it's much more effective than email client rules.

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index680i and the Wii:

Not worth buying at all - 17/6/07
I am pretty wealthy... I am going to Laybuy the console tomozz :D - 23/4/08
Ill be picking up a Nintendo Wii console tomorrow - 17/7/08

As of this post he owns no Wii.

lewis0076 
25/7/08 10:51:16 PM
Champion

Well,

Firstly, you open the can, then you put the spam onto a lightly buttered piece of bread.

Secondly, apply any adds, i.e.: cheese tomato, lettuce etc.

Thirdly, apply another piece of bread onto your feelings of choice.

Lastly, eat the sandwich that you just created.

See, Spam gone.


Edited by lewis0076: 25/7/2008 10:54:07 PM

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auditri 
25/7/08 11:15:41 PM
Champion

I have so much <3 for BoxTrapper (in Cpanel).
I was getting 50+ spam messages a day, now I get none.

Took a month to dwindle down to none, and in that time I had to check the queue and whitelist some, delete others, but I'm now spam free. :D
The premise is that to be whitelisted, a sender has to respond to a mail from the BoxTrapper. I guess most spammers saw this 'bounce back' as a dead email account, and hence remove me from their lists.
w00t!

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superfireydave 
25/7/08 11:17:35 PM
Titan

I haven't gotten a single spam message in my inbox for ages.
<3 gmail

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Midnighter 
25/7/08 11:22:13 PM
Immortal

Mailwasher?

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evil_megz 
25/7/08 11:29:01 PM
Guru

Change email addresses?

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bluedude 
26/7/08 12:06:10 AM
Guru

Use Google Apps free e-mail hosting service (if you have your own domain w/ e-mail).

Or use Gmail to filter/forward your current e-mails.

Or just use Gmail.

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scootre 
27/7/08 5:31:45 PM
Guru

Change ISPs for one that uses anti-spam filtering. I'm with Internode. Been with them for more than 5 years. In that time I've probably got, I don't know, 5 spam messages in my InBox total. Works for me.

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bowiee 
27/7/08 5:44:18 PM
Hero
Guru


Quote by Midnighter
Mailwasher?



Yep another vote here for mailwasher, I have been using it for years , it is easy to set up and it works a treat.

http://www.mailwasher.net/

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aliali 
27/7/08 7:09:56 PM
SuperHero
Immortal


Quote by evil_megz
Change email addresses?


Bingo!
When spam gets too much that is often the only solution as once you start getting it it tends to increase.

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eckythump 
27/7/08 11:22:52 PM
Overlord

If you're using a Windows machine, I'd recommend you use Thunderbird as it has built-in anti-spam functionality. It requires a little training to begin with, but seems to work reasonably well and learn fairly fast.

If you're using a UNIX(-like) platform, then SpamAssassin works really well.

And changing your email address, if it's possible to do so, and won't be a major hassle, then by all means, do that and start afresh.

If your ISP allows you to add extra accounts or aliases (also called auto-forwarders in many control panel apps), then it's well worth setting up either a second account, or an extra alias or two pointing to your main account.

For example:
Get a new account with your ISP, john@myisp.com.au - give this address to your trusted friends.
Using www.myisp.com.au/myaccount - add an alias pointing porkproducts@myisp.com.au -> john@myisp.com.au

When filling out online forms and such, use porkproducts@. Eventually this address will get onto spam lists, it's inevitable. WHen it gets too much, abandon it and setup another alias pointing it to john@. This will protect your primary address a lot better.

Alternately, if aliases aren't an option but extra mailboxes are, just add another mailbox and configure your mailclient to fetch mail for that account, too.

Eventually, it's likely that even your carefully-guarded email address will get hit. It only takes one careless moment and it's out there. I managed to do this when I forwarded an email from a friend to a mailing to see if anyone there could offer some advice for them. I neglected to edit my email address in the forwarded message to match the one I used for that mailing list, and now my main, carefully guarded address is on the web in an online mail archive.

Just one single careless moment. :)

And you also need to be careful with trustworthy friends, too. There's people I trust not to knowingly give out my email address, but I know there's a LOT of dumbarses out there, too, when it comes to email etiquette. People who don't realise the right way to send an email to everyone in their address book is to send the message to yourself and put them all in the Bcc: list, rather than having them all i nthe To: list for everyone else to see.

That said, there is one upside to people who do that. When you get an unwanted joke email from a friend and you don't really have the heart to ask them not to send them to you, just go and find an email address in that big list, one that is someone you don't know or have any interest in knowing, and then add in a mailing blocking rule based on the presence of that address in a header. Works a treat.

It should also be noted, that if you've got any friends who get infested with viruses on a weekly basis, that you might want to give them your disposable address, too. :)

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LordBug 
27/7/08 11:52:26 PM
Immortal

I third Mailwasher. The free version ain't bad, the full version is well worth it though.

Also, I believe shooting to be too good a death for the spammers out there.
Death by spam should be it.
Force them to eat kilograms of deep fried spam.
Then they'll regret enticing people in to fatten up their members, to get a free copy of backsoft orifice, to indulge in bloated scat porn, and then *pop* the world will be a little bit happier :)

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Charger770 
29/7/08 8:21:22 AM
Apprentice

Thanks guys...your advise is invaluable
Ps...I agree with you LordBug

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Shits good for gardens
Eggs don't bounce

GlennsPref 
2/8/08 9:34:29 AM
Champion

Gmail, I have all my accounts come to gmail, including uni and isp addresses.


Edited by GlennsPref: 2/8/2008 09:34:48 AM

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