Why Am I Getting All This Spam?

  harristweed 06:52 01 May 03

There has been quite a discussion about spam mail.

Here is a very interesting study, well worth reading.
click here

  Goldcroft 07:26 01 May 03

Very interesting reading harristweed. It poses a problem for website owners who have to include an email address to enable customers/clients to respond.

  harristweed 07:59 01 May 03

Not really a problem - the solution is to 'encode' the address

click here

  gudda96 08:33 01 May 03

The above posts sound a great way to avoid spam but I used what I think a simpler way to stop mine.There are several ways and everyone will have their favorite.

1)Install Mailwasher which sorts the bad mail from the good BEFORE it reaches Outlook Express.

2) Use filters which are already there in inbox/tools/message rules/mail etc.

3)The method I used was to create a new e-mail address through my ISP and ONLY give it to friends. Then I created a hotmail which I give to ANYONE other than friends. With this action, I have not had one spam/porn in 12 months.

  -pops- 08:52 01 May 03

Very interesting - thanks.


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