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    how to deal with spam email

    by zdnetx623232 ·

    I am getting lot of spam emails with decade old email account. How can i deal with this?

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    • #3938655

      For me I use Thunderbird and use it’s spam filters.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to how to deal with spam email

      You left out details so it’s anyone’s guess what solutions to try.

    • #3938654

      spam emails

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to how to deal with spam email

      Are they coming from the same internet address/email or random addresses ? If it is the same address, you will have to block them if your email doesn’t have an effective spam filter.

    • #3938648

      I don’t deal with them at all

      by itsdigger ·

      In reply to how to deal with spam email

      I have my internet suppliers email address and a gmail address and both handle the SPAM just fine. I empty the folders out once in awhile but really pay zero attention to it…

    • #3938632

      I think itsdigger is making a mistake

      by john.a.wills ·

      In reply to how to deal with spam email

      I have recently found several pieces of good mail by looking at the titles and senders in my spam folders. These are admittedly only a small proportion of my mail pieces put in spam, but now I look at the spam folder of my ISP (AT&T) every day.

      • #3938626

        You may be right

        by itsdigger ·

        In reply to I think itsdigger is making a mistake

        but, I have never missed anything of importance. I used to look at all of the important “Your account has extra money, better check now!, Open Immediately!” mail but it’s been a number of years as I realized I didn’t have an account there lol. I found out “Your Facebook acct. was hacked, you must take action immediately!” as well but, I don’t have a Facebook account. Not interested there either.

    • #3938574

      how to deal with spam email

      by chalessmith ·

      In reply to how to deal with spam email

      I am also getting regular spam emails in my inbox, just select them and delete them forever without opening them and wasting your time.

    • #3938558

      chalessmith’s solution is only partial

      by john.a.wills ·

      In reply to how to deal with spam email

      How can I be sure whether something is spam before I open it? My present technique is to let AT&T classify stuff as it sees fit but look at the senders and titles in the spam folder every day to detect what is NOT spam. But some stuff I do not so detect may indeed be non-spam.

    • #3940601

      Fight and protect from spam email

      by giftreegalo ·

      In reply to how to deal with spam email

      Here are simple ways to fight and protect from spam email:
      1. Never give out or post your email address publicly.
      2. Think before you click
      3. Do not reply to spam messages
      4. Download spam filtering tools and anti-virus software
      5. Avoid using your personal or business email address

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