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coastenjoy spam

I seem to get most spam mail from them, i sweep and block everything that comes in but more follows, can i send a return mail that will wipe them from the face of the earth or just stop them some how




(imagine you are teaching a 2 year old with any answers)
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Hi wayne-dear, whatever you do, do not try unsubscribing using any link in their emails. That will just tell them that your email account is active and they will sell it on to other scammers. I was helping my FiL out today who had done just that and was now getting bombarded with adverts for Viagra, PPI claims etc.

Can you let us know how you access your emails - do you download it to your computer (e.g. using Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird etc) or do you access it via the web?

Either way you should be able to set up some filters or rules that will delete any emails that match certain criteria. Just be aware that these scammers may use multiple similar email addresses so you might want to set up 'Contains' rules rather than 'Is' rules e.g. if you get mails from scammer @ scammer.email and scammer1 @ scammer1.email you would use a rule where Sender Contains scammer.

Mrs C does competitions and she used to get over 200 spam emails per day - I set up a load (well over 150) of rules that cut that down to under 5 a week. Most ISPs do try to block spam so it may be worth letting them know too, they may be able to tweak their own filters.
 
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It all comes through as junk and i never open any of them, they all get swept and blocked but the massive amount of letters and numbers they use at the start means they must have billions of combinations..

I access it via hotmail live on my lappy..

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If it's any consolation, a quick Google shows you're not the only one suffering with them. I don't use hotmail live myself but I would have thought you could set it up to delete them when they come in. Ghosty Dog is pretty good with this sort of stuff and might have some ideas.
 
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If it's any consolation, a quick Google shows you're not the only one suffering with them. I don't use hotmail live myself but I would have thought you could set it up to delete them when they come in. Ghosty Dog is pretty good with this sort of stuff and might have some ideas.

Ta matey, i was with Ghosty yesterday, never thought to ask..
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My ISP does a very good job of filtering spam, but for the few that do get through I use Mailwasher, which has the facility to "bounce" an email.
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Wayne. With Hotmail you stand no chance of eradicating Spam completely. It's generally not regarded as a safe address. Gmail (Google) would be better or if you switch to a different address (perhaps on your own domain name) it can be controlled much more effectively.
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Wayne. With Hotmail you stand no chance of eradicating Spam completely. It's generally not regarded as a safe address. Gmail (Google) would be better or if you switch to a different address (perhaps on your own domain name) it can be controlled much more effectively.
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