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Old 03-01-2003, 11:02 AM
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Okay folks, I need some computer guru help. Somehow I ended up on a spam email list. Its the one that keeps sending you emails from different African countries asking for donations for whatever cause, blah blah blah... Each time I get one of these emails, I immediately respond with F**K OFF! and then block the sender's address. Unfortunately, each email comes from a different email address.

I know I'm not the only one getting these things, but how do you stop them from coming in?
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:40 AM
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First mistake was emailing them back, they now know that
its a real email address. I never give out my real email through
my provider, I think my bank OSO a few business accounts,
Always use a hotmail or yahoo account for purchases or
general Info, I give mine real one to only a select group.
Another way they get your address is forwarded emails
if you ever had a email Jokes fwd to you, you'll see a list
of addresses in the To/cc when I foward stuff I remove all
of the other email address.
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I never thought about the reply validating my email for them. But I am pretty careful about cleaning up all forwarded emails. But still, somehow I got on their friggin list. How do I stop it?
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Change your address. Most ISP's allow multiple mail boxes. I have 3, one for me, one for the wife, and one for business. The business is the one i use for anything public, and thats where the spam goes. Another thing that seems to help is to frequently scan your computer for spy ware. I use ad-aware 6. Do a google search for ad-aware and you'll find sites to download it free.
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When I went to a cable modem (effectively always connected), I installed Norton Personal Firewall/Security sofware, which can be configured any way you want, including blocking your personal infomation from being sent out while you're browsing. I know it's working, because I get alerts when it blocks "Trojan horse/sub-seven" attempts on my computer.

Still get 20+ spam messages a day, but then I've had the same email for four years now....
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try this program I am using it to filter out junk for work and private . Download and block emails. Its free.
http://www.mailwasher.net/
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There are also programs out there that try to "figure" out what your email address is... even if you dont gove it out...
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