Viagra E-mails!

  Legslip 12:19 26 Mar 05
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Anyone suffering from this problem? And I dont meen needing Viagra.
Every day now, for about the last fortnight, I keep getting about 20 e-mails from people I have never heard of trying to sell me Viagra and other related potions. Alright, I accept that I might need Viagra but I dont need all these bloomin' e-mails.
Any ideas?

  woodchip 12:22 26 Mar 05

Yes sick of them they go strait into junk folder when downloaded as also drugs etc I then have to delete them and empty trash folder

  g0slp 12:24 26 Mar 05

Welcome to the world of spam...

Mailwasher click here will stop a lot of rubbish getting to your computer. Why not try it?

  Starfox 12:30 26 Mar 05

In seven years i never had any spam or dodgy e-mails until I opened a new e-mail account two months ago,after about two weeks I started getting banking scam e-mails then these potion selling e-mails and now I am inundated with the things.


Just had one this morning claiming to be from Regions bank (never heard of them ) asking for my account details.Looks like I need a spam killer now,it's on my list of priorities for today.

  Carronade 12:31 26 Mar 05

In Outlook Express, when you receive a message you don't want, click on 'Message' then 'Block Sender ...' This will send any more messages from the same source into the 'Deleted Items' folder.
Hope that helps.

  spuds 12:33 26 Mar 05

Buckets full of the useless spam- bin it.

  Legslip 12:51 26 Mar 05

I am running Norton-Anti Spam on Outlook and a lot of these irritances go straight into the anti-spam folder. This does not stope 'em turning up though. Anyway of blocking them?

  Andybear 12:55 26 Mar 05

As g0slp said, why not try Mailwasher? it's a good little programme and by using it, you can delete emails you don't want from the server and just download the ones you do want. This is very handy, particularly if any spam emails contain viruses.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:49 26 Mar 05

Hitting delete is not too onerous a task.

G

  audiorob13 19:59 26 Mar 05

your provider may have a facility to block mail containing certain text - AOL does for example. It's not infallible but does prevent some of the junk. You can also block some addresses, for example the suffix from a lot of the bank junk is far eastern, so these suffixs can be blocked too.

  xquest 21:31 26 Mar 05

Yes, I can vouch for MailWasher. I like it so much that I paid for the version which handles 4 accounts. Can be a bit fiddly putting your address book in - set it up with one 'friend', then export your OE address book and use explorer to copy and paste the addresses into the appropriate place (adjacent to the friend's address already there). There's more to at than that but that is the gist of it.

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