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how to deal with spam email

By zdnetx622e ·
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I am getting lot of spam emails with decade old email account. How can i deal with this?
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For me I use Thunderbird and use it's spam filters.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to how to deal with spam ema ...

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

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spam emails

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to how to deal with spam ema ...

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.

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I don't deal with them at all

by itsdigger In reply to how to deal with spam ema ...

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...

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I think itsdigger is making a mistake

by john.a.wills In reply to how to deal with spam ema ...

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.

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You may be right

by itsdigger In reply to I think itsdigger is maki ...

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.

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how to deal with spam email

by chalessmith In reply to how to deal with spam ema ...

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

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chalessmith's solution is only partial

by john.a.wills In reply to how to deal with spam ema ...

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.

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Fight and protect from spam email

by giftreegalo In reply to how to deal with spam ema ...

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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